The article states that a kindergarten student at an elementary school in Port St. Lucie, Florida voted out a child from the class. Just because a child is being diagnosed on the Spectrum or had already been diagnosed on the Spectrum in this case Asperger Syndrome, doesn’t mean that the child (or Adult) is excluded from a class (or any adult functions that include organizations, jobs, …) This is an outrageous thing that a teacher performed this in their class.
Every child has the right to learn and be themselves and teachers have to learn to be patient with their students as well as anybody who finds that they can not handle a person on the spectrum whether it is a situation like a classroom with students, jobs, organizations, families, etc. Everybody has to be as forthright understanding and patient with the Spectrumite who could be having problems with many different aspects of their life including sensory integration, being interested in other people and other subjects that don’t pertain to their special interest, depression from being the lonely one out, anxiety about not knowing how to proceed in social situations so they tend to act out, and being absorbed in their obsessions, etc.
What more can Neurotypical people do?
Understand what Aspies, Auties, and anyone else on the spectrum is like. Learn from us what drives us to anxiety.
I hope that this child and his family gets the last laugh in life.
Anyway, anyone who figures to laugh, tease, or ostracize a child (or adult like myself) because we are on the spectrum and try and influence others to do the same have no right to do that. The eternal one made us better than that, he made us to help other people who are struggling with certain issues in life and to get everybody back on their feet if we can. We try to do this, but sometimes it is very hard to since sometimes its too late.
I hope this little boy named Alex does not feel traumatized from this situation too much and gets the last laugh.
This all boils down to the fact that Neurotypicals, all NT’s, need to live with the utmost patience and care for people on this world learning about how different people live. An Aspie like myself lives in ways far different than a simple Neurotypical person.
Neurotypical people live in a way that they see fit as a world of NT’s only, when that is not the case. That is why some NT’s feel that Autism is caused by VACCINES as Time magazine put on their cover this week. That is a complete a total fabrication and no body should be influenced that VACCINES cause Autism, Aspergers, etc.
BECAUSE this is a GENETIC DISORDER caused by genes. Vaccines do not alter anything in the brain to cause people to be on the Autism Spectrum.
Look at the World History as we know it! People on the Spectrum have existed for centuries. We just have not accepted it until 1994 when the DSM IV first came out. But, as soon as people saw it on the DSM they insisted it must be an epidemic, but that is not true.
We just have been accepting it and becoming more aware of it from that fact.
The facts show it and the facts reveal that this is Genetic ONLY!!!
Anyway, thanks to this teacher, this child is probably traumatized that he can’t go to the school that he wanted to learn at. Also, many other Spectrumites lived traumatizing events too and that is an outrage as well not from something like this, but due to bulleying.
In some instances this can be considered bulleying and influencing students to not like a particular student.
Take it easy,
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/05/30/earlyshow/living/parenting/main4140155.shtml http://www.momlogic.com/2008/05/teachers_from_hell.php http://www.tcpalm.com/news/2008/may/30/michael-goforth-st-lucie-schools-hits-keep-comingg/
This is such a sad story. I wrote about this topic today. I think it brings to light many problems in our school systems.
This is my first visit to your blog.
Corys mom( a child with Aspergers):
May 27th, 2008 at 5:03 am
He is beautiful.
There is something very
different about this guy.
He may be quite awkward.
But he is never shy.
He is very intelligent,
in a whole new light.
Different is true,
he may or may not impress you.
Ive seen the looks, the angry glares.
Go ahead and judge him,
dont even give him a care!
Did you ever stop to think?
Someone is watching you,
someone in grief.
This disease hurts,
this disease is wild!
This is not some crazy person.
This is my Aspergers child!!!
written for my beautiful son Cory!!
by Paula Bennett
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From his mother’s quotes, I suspect that this incident will take a very long time to eradicate from his mind. I know that my own boys often use ‘negative talk,’ and I’ve found that once the words are in there they seem to stick forever.