Hi all, I am AMAZED at the cat-like reflexes of my child. Not even a month ago he was in a truck and the driver struck a tree, flipped and rolled down a mountain side. Now I get a call and he's been taken to the ER for "He wrecked his bike". When I finally got to talk to difficult child he said he was riding his bike to the group home and saw the car coming so cut to the other side of the road. The car bumped into the back peg on his bike and he flipped over the handlebars, down the hill and hit his head. He WALKED back to the group home. The car kept on going. Never stopped. And they KNOW who it is. Everyone does. So I said "Well did the doctor call the police?" No Mom "well did the house parents call them?" "No Mom, it was someone who lived over the hill." OMG you KNOW Who ran you off the road and no one has done anything about it? "But Mom I'm just sore, no broken bones and they're getting my medicine for pain tomorrow." WHAT? "Mom, Pops will probably go talk to him tomorrow" "OH like he did with the last drunk that wrecked with you in the vehicle. Yeah he talked to him so much the guy is having Pop fix his truck and difficult child is supposed to help and get some of the money for his trouble." THAT IS NOT TALKING TO YOUR NEIGHBORS...about wrecking a truck that someone elses kid was in. I called the caseworker this am and told him that I didn't make a big scene when the man offered my son a ride and wrecked. I never bothered him, sued him, confronted him, called the police or anything. BUT THIS NEIGHBORHOOD LOVE IS AT AN END. When you hit a child with a car? It's time to stop loving thy neighbor and get serious about calling the police. I told the caseworker that I seriously do not like where he is at anymore, but if I complain too loudly he'll be sent back home. I said "HOW in a body bag?" This is it. I think the "we have no fences to keep you", mentality is not working anymore. These boys are staying out all night at friends homes, during school nights and that's not what I was told. When difficult child called me HE was the only one at the group home - everyone else had plans and would be out all night. THIS is NOT SUPERVISION. Thanks for listening to me rant. No I'm not letting him come home, but the school isn't working for him either and the new teacher of the GED class want to ship him to adult ed 20 miles away "for better classes" OH BS - you want him out of your class because you are a young teacher and don't know how to handle this. Get your experience on someone elses ED kid. What did she think this was going to be? Cupcakes and paperbag puppets? Idgit. Isn't anyone giving new SpED teachers a "looksee" into what they are getting into before they start teaching a class they can't possibly handle? difficult child's are not for the weak of spirit, heart, or mind. Okay Rant over.