Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Autistic boy, bullied in public school, now happy at private school

Blake Robison moved from a public to a private school, and it's been a big improvement. KTUL reports:
"I know Blake really needed this," said his mother, Ann Howard.

Blake Robison has Asperger's Syndrome. He's comfortable here, after a nightmarish experience in a public school.

"He was never called by his name but by a nickname that they gave him called 'Bleak," she said. "And he would answer, because no one would ever call him his name."

Blake says he was bullied, by fellow students and even a substitute teacher. At Town and Country, he's made improvements.

"I was failing almost every class. I come here and I ask for help, because I'm not afraid to ask for help and I am making better grades here," said Blake. ...

" I joke around and tell my husband and family, that we want Blake here so badly, we would live in a cardboard box, on the side of the highway, because he is happy," exclaimed his mother.

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