What about what the grandmother says happened?
In Carole Reynold's words:
"I'm Zakh's Grandma. I am willing to send the proof of the FOUR documents stating he has Atypical Austism, PDD, PDD NOS, Austism. None of these are from the school district because they will not run the proper tests.So, Mitchell, what do you say to that?
The last mental facility he was in Habberton House, also diagnosed him as PDD! He just left there 5-09.
Even with all this proof the district continues to deny his autism. They had their own SHILL of a neuro psychologist that was suppose to test him, but hardly did anything. He states his own tests are invalid because he couldn't get Zakh to cooperate. He also states that none of his prior mental hospitalizations did him any good.
THEN the clincher, he gave an educational recommendation that Zakh can NEVER be in a public school and should be sent BACK to Habberton House!
He was NOT in the Juvenile Court System, he was in DHS custody. He is now out of their custody.
He has been in the SCHOOL DISTRICT since 1st grade. (Except 2 1/2 yrs illegally placed in mental hospitals that are not licensed to treat Autism). His brothers and sisters have been in the school district as well. He was at Beard Elementary when taken from school by the DHS. All 6 kids were taken from school, no reason given. Even had police there but no official paperwork saying they could take the children. 4 of the 6 children are diagnosed with autism. After TWO HOURS the parents were called to come and get the kids...they'd been reported for 'suspicious bruising' but was determined to be NORMAL bruising. Because Zakh was falling apart (he was only 8yrs old) they SEPERATED him from his brothers and sisters causing a mental breakdown of this child! This child was also the one we were demanding services for from the school.
After 2 1/2 yrs, medicaid quit paying as they felt he was being institutionized wrongly and quit paying. No money...ok...he can go now.
The reason he has been at this school for 3 months is because he got out of Habberton House in May and school didn't start til 18 Aug. 2009. And for December they have him HOMEBOUND schooled for a whopping FOUR HOURS a week, even though he can hardly read, write etc at 11 yrs old.
We have a chart that shows the last 3 years he REGRESSED instead of learning.
I have nothing to hide.
I can not believe a popular LOCAL reporter would spread that slander without talking to me and finding out what was going on.
Whoever 'leaked' the info is viscious.
Darren Bobb from Channel 5 called me and acted oh so friendly, wanting to find out what was going on because they were inudated with calls from people outside of the city who had no right to call them.
He said that the Principal didn't file the felony, that it is something the Prosecuting attorney does. If this is true (I don't know yet), then the school encouraged the 'good ol boy' to file it.
The teacher and Principal chose to go to the designated 'quiet' area for him. They chose to restraint him when he tried to flee that area because they had it blocked. He went into fight or flight. He kicked the Principal ONE TIME and the teacher he pushed her out of the way. I have an interview I did with the teacher where she states "I fell into the bookcase"...not that she was pushed into it.
When Darren Bob called, he made no mention of his campaign against me. He DID tell me his wife is a special ed art teacher at Tilles Elementary in the district. Is that where he got his incorrect information from?
PLEASE SPREAD THE REAL STORY...JUSTICE FOR ZAKH. FIGHT THE GOOD OL BOY SYSTEM, with your help we can do it!"
Back to the 5News board, though. One AoAer showed up, Bensmyson, to be his typically self and writes:
"This young boy represents one out of every 71 boys in this Country who have been diagnosed with autism. This is the future, this is the epidemic each of you are responsible for as the direct result of herd immunity. Get used to it because as long as ignorance and denial continues to fester in your school system and children like Zakhqurey are victimized by the school system it will suck dry the tax dollars you work so hard for. Every lawsuit, every court ordered change in the system, every time a school fails a child millions of dollars may have to be shelled out to compensate and to come into compliance with the law."
Nice. Jonathan, you screwed the pooch on this one. And Bensmyson, as Thelma would say, dumbass.