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Erica Boucher is a former preschool teacher, and now a stay-at-home mom of five boys, including one son on the autism spectrum. She is currently undergoing certification training for ABA Therapy and is a fierce advocate for Compass Academy, a nonprofit school for children with disabilities.

No One Wins When Kids Get Trapped in Schools That Aren’t the Right Fit

Published on Project Forever Free on Aug. 11, 2021

School administrators insisted that my son’s struggles in the classroom were because he had not been disciplined enough, even though they were aware that Hayden had been diagnosed with autism. They waged war against him as a “bad child” — shutting my little second grader in a mop closet, putting him through physical and emotional abuse in the Alternative Learning Environment program, and forcing hospitalization at Pinnacle Point Behavioral Healthcare in Little Rock.

Read Erica’s story on Project Forever Free.