so my step-son had his first 'day' of grade one today(starting off with one hour a day for now). he's been waiting for the schoolboard to get him an ea. i asked for a male ea because he tends to be rough on people and the last two years he has injured his ea's as they were both small older women. they were good, but not strong enough to handle him. so today we go to the school and find out that the school board has sent us an itty bitty little pregnant lady.... i know i don't get a say in who they hire, but really? knowing that he is likely to injure an ea who is not strong enough to handle him they send a pregnant woman? as a mother of 4 i know that yes, pregnant woman are perfectly capable of alot of things but i still think this seems like a risky idea, especially when he tends to be violent and it's basically her job to protect other people from him. so at least the school agreed with me and we got her to switch classes with someone else. i don't get why they just don't send a male EA. maybe they need to put a little more effort into what they are doing. i would feel horrible if anything happened to her because of him and he tends to need to be 'physically managed' alot and i don't see how she could really do that. so WAKE UP school board!