Two days before Keonna's field trip to a produce shop with her class at Dayton City School, her mother Pj Atha got a call from the school asking she pick up Keonna and miss the field trip.
"I asked them why and they said because she's not behaving very well, she's not listening, she's not minding," Atha said.
Atha says it's not because her daughter is a discipline problem, it's because she's diagnosed with aspergers autism disorder.
"She can't help it," said Atha, "I work with her and work with her on it. I discipline her like I'm supposed to. I do everything in my power, but at the end of the day, the autism is her. That's who she is."
Atha is concerned the school simply can't handle her child's disorder, and says her only option would be to move so Keonna could attend another school with specific programs for autistic children.
"She's been there for two years. She knows three letters. They said that she was progressing very well. But that's not progressing very well when you only know three letters when you've been there three years," said Atha.
Since she didn't want Keonna to miss out, Atha brought her on her own field trip to the store.
"We parked our car and walked just like her class did. We went over there, she showed us around the store, let Keanna pick up her own apple just like if she was with the class," Atha said.
She went on to say, "It's not fair to them that they're not getting treated the way everybody else is getting treated and if nobody can give them that, then there's something wrong with society, not them."