Reading about what happened at St. Rita's School for the Deaf in Cincinnati is heartbreaking. My little guy went there until he passed, and he even had the teacher who allegedly threw the child down the hallway.
I volunteered at the school, setting up a technology program from business donations and program donations from Apple and Google, and have funded a scholarship in my little guy's honor ever since.
I have paused my contributions to St. Rita's until the Archdiocese completes its investigation and disciplines the teacher.
I know the students who have EBD's are difficult to work with -- I had a child who broke a Chromebook almost weekly with their outbursts...but never in my life would I consider physically assaulting a child who acts out.