Saturday, September 8, 2012

Autism and Bullying in Time Yields Harsh Comments

This was shared on Linkedin today by Gary James. As a parent of a child with Aspergers who has faced a life long battle with acceptance, the comments on this article stung. Autism and Bullying in Time Yields Harsh Comments  It is a stark reminder of how much more we need to do to create opportunities for people to get to know our children, adult children, friends, family members etc. who have difficulties. We talk a lot about people first language but this does not mean that others actually see the person first. Sometimes we jump to conclusions where we give ourselves permission to separate from the situation which makes us feel uncomfortable or requires us to work a bit harder or a lot harder. I would hope that in time we can all stop and think about how hard and uncomfortable it must be for someone to be judged by their disability each day and never being able to separate themselves from the situation so that they could feel more comfortable.

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