Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Stop! - Ari Speaks Up

When I picked up Ari today, one of the paras approached me. A para is someone who works one on one with a child who has special needs.

"I wanted to let you know that Ari came up to me on the playground today and let me know that a group of kids were hitting Bryan.**  He said that Bryan was telling them to stop and they weren't listening. They asked him to hit Bryan too, but instead he said he wanted to tell a teacher."

She said that she was able to stop the kids from hitting Bryan and she thanked Ari for telling her. I, in turn thanked her for telling me the story.

I was glad that Ari spoke up. I was so proud of him, and I told him so.

I can only hope that if one day Ari is in Bryan's position, another kid speaks up for him.

**Not his real name

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