Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Losing TimHow Our Health and Education Systems Failed My Son with Schizophrenia$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Paul Gionfriddo

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780231168281

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231168281.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM COLUMBIA SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.columbia.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of Minnesota Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CUPSO for personal use.date: 16 May 2022

Tim Comes to Austin

Tim Comes to Austin

(p.145) Ten Tim Comes to Austin
Losing Tim

Paul Gionfriddo

Columbia University Press

This chapter details Tim's move to Austin in Texas with the family. Austin was a big city and was more racially and culturally diverse than Connecticut, a fact that appealed immediately to Tim and his siblings. Tim's new school had no special education program, but its staff provided plenty of individualized instruction. Over time, Tim's behavior had gotten worse; he was buying drugs and cooking them in the kitchen, prompting his parents to force him to attend Narcotics Anonymous meetings and sign a behavior contract. Tim again displayed mood swings and other symptoms of serious mental illness, all of which led to poor decision making and bad behavior. He was eventually expelled from his school, but was accepted into both the AmeriCorps and charter school programs for one more opportunity to prove to others he could stabilize his behavior.

Keywords:   special education program, individualized instruction, Narcotics Anonymous, behavior contract, mood swings, mental illness, AmeriCorps, charter school

Columbia Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .