Don't Give Up: Advocate for Your Child with Traumatic Brain Injury

Parents know their children better than anyone. Follow your instincts — right after your child's injury or ten years after the fact.

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Posted on BrainLine May 25, 2010.

Produced by Victoria Tilney McDonough and Brian King, BrainLine..

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Our grandson had an AVM burst when he was 4 month’s Old. He had 3 cardiac arrests, 7 brain surgeries, two AVM’s repaired and over 20 surgeries. Thank GOD he’s alive and he’s smart but he is 5 years old now. He can’t talk. He can walk with help and braces. He has CP. he just got his trach removed. He still has a G tube cause he doesn’t know how to chew and swallow. He can’t cough. They are refusing to give him an aide in school. He can’t communicate and needs help walking. What can we do to get him help? How can we find a school that can teach him? They put him in a class where everyone can speak so he’s just left out of all teaching. He had a nurse up till now cause he had a trach and now since it’s been removed, they say he needs NO help. My daughter went to another school district and they said they will give him an aide, BUT he’ll be in a class of 15, 14 of who are autistic so that does NOT seem like the right fit. They have emotional issues and strike out. That seems like a bad option. Please help