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This page is designed to share information about our struggle to gain equity for our unique children and their learning styles in a public education system that is designed primarily to teach a single type of learner, and which is increasingly sidelined by fiscal and philosophical issues that challenge the core of its collective existence. We are especially interested in unique learners, and the talented people who teach them, their families, and our shared value as human beings. We seek the end of discrimination, the end of seclusion, separation, and isolation, as well as an end to chemical and physical restraints that are commonly used to assault our children and our unique interpretations of the world.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Repost: From an Aussi Autism Mum preceded by a comment

We got more than a few chuckles from this, but think it sums up the frustration many of us face- and does so in a humorous way. A word to the wise, you hit a hornet's nest, chances are pretty good you'll get stung. Some of us are more than a little edgy already, and messing with us will not result in anything positive. Read on, tongue planted in cheek, but remember that at the heart of this is a very real issue. An issue that doesn't end at the borders of any country, and which is a universal concern for families with ASD. And now......

1. Some of us have given up on social skills and don't care what we say or do.
2. We're not afraid to have A serious "meltdown" of our own.
3. We are tired and all the patience we have is for our kids.
4. We have a far shorter fuse for nonsense as a result of our responsibilities but A FAR thicker skin.
5. We can get you in a hold/lockdown position in less than 3.5 secs.
6.We can shoot you a look that would make a linebacker tremble in his boots.
7.Chances are it's been awhile since we've had a full night of sleep and that will give us a reason to plead insanity.
8. Our tolerance and patience is for our kids who didn't choose to have special needs, not for someone who CHOOSES to behave inappropriately and is ABLE to control their actions.
9. We're probably already on edge and it would be stupid to push us over.
10. We are sleep deprived and already defensive, and we spend all of our patience on our children, doctors, therapists, social workers and teachers, why would we waste an ounce of it on a total stranger?
11. We've had to fight from the moment of our child's birth so by the time you piss us off we're seasoned battlers and could win a war.
12.We devote our lives to our children and don't need more stress and people who don't understand our life.
13. Wherever there is a cub, there is a mama bear...We're always watching

♥♥♥ Stolen from a fellow ASD Mum, feel free to steal it from me!! ♥♥♥

Anonymous Mum, we salute you for putting it the way it needs to be put.

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