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Fresh Brunswick mother seeks solutions, support after disabled son goes missing for hours from school

Fresh Brunswick mother seeks solutions, support after disabled son goes missing for hours from school

A mother spent her day on March 24 riding around Cocagne, N.B. asking of us if they’ve seen her 11-year-former son who went missing all the scheme by means of his school hours.

It’s a monstrous experience that Jacqueline Petricca doesn’t wish to plow by means of again, radiant her son, Anthony, who has ADHD, Tourette syndrome, OCD and could per chance be on the autism spectrum, is a flight likelihood.

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“Anthony has a frequent response to fly, which is terribly frequent with children with his groups of disabilities, to be a flight likelihood,” said Petricca.

However the likelihood of him fleeing could per chance be famous less if excellent he will get catch entry to to the sources “he desperately wants,” said Petricca, who’s composed waiting for her son to catch a “complex case space.”

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After Anthony went missing for two hours, Petricca said she bought a name from him and discovered out that Anthony had gotten off Dual carriageway 11 on foot and turned into as soon as now in a sawmill.

“He opinion he could per chance trail home and walked one entire motorway…Now, whereas he turned into as soon as doing that your entire time, right here’s a disabled minute one carrying a lustrous green shirt with a snowman and Christmas pants,” said Petricca.

“So he is visibly somebody that’s perhaps in distress carrying Christmas pajamas in March and turned into as soon as in grave misfortune. He doesn’t genuinely perceive the enormity of the location after they discovered him, his feet were lined in blisters,” she said.

Since then, Petricca had contacted the psychologist at Blanche-Bourgeois School, the build her son goes for three hours a day, to inform about what could even be performed to develop sure this style of incident doesn’t happen again.

Jacqueline and Anthony Petricca.


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In response to the mother, the psychologist has told her that since Anthony is no longer classified as a posh case, the total supports that are instantaneous and required are no longer going to be paid for unless he will get that classification.

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She already applied for the complex case classification a year ago, but resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the strategy hasn’t been finished.

Petricca said they possess got already bought a minute bit one protection social employee, a incapacity social employee, somebody from the constructed-in service provide workforce by means of the school, a psychologist, and the sanatorium as portion of Anthony’s care workforce.

“In my idea, all of these companies and products wish to occasion and design a referral…judge that we had been in that activity for so long. It’s at a entire standstill. And now we’re waiting for the supervisors of the agencies that I listed to circulation it along,” she said.

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Anthony has been a pupil at Blanche-Bourgeois School in the Francophone School District South since the fourth grade, and Petricca said they’ve had varied ranges of support over the years.

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“Typically we possess extra support than others. In February 2020 and the months prior, he genuinely had a fat time aide and attended school fat time. However we were told at that level that he no longer qualified and we would wish to enlighten for varied funding provide for his help,” the mother said.

Petricca has discovered the dearth of support frustrating, notably since it has led to an ongoing alternative of incidents the build Anthony flees the school.

She said Anthony went missing the day the school made up our minds he couldn’t catch entry to his mobile phone since it’s miles popping into a distraction in school.

Petricca explained that Anthony’s reports embody a non-confrontational or collaborative resolution-making, so as that could per chance had been a accurate formula to address the cell mobile phone whisper rather then taking it away.

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“After they took his mobile phone, which would possess made it loads more uncomplicated to catch him, he left the school, and we possess a pre-thought with my son if something happens and he flees, I would catch him in sure locations,” said Petricca, but on that day she couldn’t catch him in the regular meeting locations.

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She said Anthony turned into as soon as “speculated to be under the care of the school,” so at this level she hasn’t despatched her son reduction to school because “there’ll not be any thought in build to withhold him web.”

Prior to now, he has crawled into drainage ditches, long gone in the forest and build himself at likelihood.

“I’m very scared on what’s going to happen to him. My son is licensed for the federal incapacity. And one of the crucial foremost components for him being licensed for the incapacity turned into as soon as that right here he’s a flight likelihood and he made some calls of decisions that he doesn’t perceive,” said Petricca. 

If the school is unsleeping about this, why are we letting it happen? It’s genuinely monstrous as a mother or father. And I am utterly exhausted with the school machine,” she said.

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She said it’s a likelihood of work on her portion meeting up with the school to develop sure Anthony is getting the support he wants, and even discovered in her most up-to-date meeting that the school had no longer implemented the occupational remedy epic that they finished the summer season of 2020.

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“It genuinely mustn’t be up to a mother or father to be doing so famous of all of this organizing after we attain possess particular education academics and groups and school board contributors and all. I fair wish they were all coordinating neatly and inserting the funding the build it needs to be.”

Petricca said that as of ultimate week she’s hasn’t heard reduction from the school board referring to the incident.

World Information has reached out to the Blanche-Bourgeois School and the Francophone School District South by email for observation, but possess but to secure a response. 

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Fresh Brunswick mother seeks solutions, support after disabled son goes missing for hours from school