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mstinamotorcity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-16-09 04:24 PM
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77. it is the bullies
who have autism. The children who are autistic usually have very special gifts. The bullies gift is ignorance.
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  -Survey: Bullies prey on autistic kids Odin2005  Nov-13-09 11:58 PM   #0 
  - Yeah, not remotely surprising.  Deep13   Nov-14-09 12:13 AM   #1 
  - There was bullying in my son's scout troop  tblue   Nov-14-09 12:15 AM   #2 
  - We worry about this all the time.  Smarmie Doofus   Nov-14-09 12:18 AM   #3 
  - OMG, that's HORRIBLE!!!  Odin2005   Nov-14-09 12:23 AM   #4 
  - Re: "Whatchoo lookin' at"?  phasma ex machina   Nov-14-09 02:17 AM   #7 
  - That's a big "Well, DUH."  sakabatou   Nov-14-09 01:09 AM   #5 
  - My son gets picked on because my daughter plays  Newshues   Nov-14-09 01:12 AM   #6 
  - Yeah it sucks  Juche   Nov-14-09 02:38 AM   #8 
  - Some kids in the neighborhood tried to pick on my brother growing up  AllentownJake   Nov-14-09 02:52 AM   #9 
  - Not a surprise. I was bullied from 2nd through 12th grade.  AlienGirl   Nov-14-09 04:48 AM   #10 
  - My most interesting experience growing up in the institutional  exboyfil   Nov-14-09 05:05 AM   #11 
  - Very hard to fight back when you are short, skinny, and uncoordinated  AlienGirl   Nov-14-09 05:20 AM   #12 
  - I was also small for my age (male and 5'5" as an adult)  exboyfil   Nov-14-09 06:30 AM   #15 
  - Yes, it is better to simply confront them and fight, most of the time. My son  Nay   Nov-14-09 07:28 AM   #21 
  - ACK! "Stop being so different" I HATE THOSE kind of comments!  Odin2005   Nov-14-09 11:09 AM   #26 
  - That's just as bigoted as telling black people to stop being black  Kievan Rus   Nov-15-09 09:07 PM   #61 
  - WEre we separated at birth? I used to be chased home every day by gangs from second grade on.  Gman2   Nov-14-09 11:36 AM   #28 
  - And the teachers encouraged them!  Joe Bacon   Nov-14-09 07:31 PM   #40 
     - +1,000,000,000,000  Odin2005   Nov-14-09 10:15 PM   #47 
  - Please don't mistake my tone here  d_r   Nov-14-09 06:12 AM   #13 
  - Bulling is ignored by schools because it costs them money to stop it.  midnight   Nov-14-09 06:29 AM   #14 
  - Bullying can't be stopped unless administrators start setting an example and stop  tonysam   Nov-14-09 11:05 AM   #23 
  - NOT TRUE. They have adopted a zero tolerance policy.  Gman2   Nov-14-09 11:41 AM   #29 
  - It's ignored because too many people still think it's either harmless or actively good  Posteritatis   Nov-14-09 07:35 PM   #41 
  - Yep, it's sickening.  Odin2005   Nov-14-09 10:16 PM   #48 
  - Will they really enforce it?  Joe Bacon   Nov-14-09 11:56 PM   #50 
     - +1,000,000,000,000  Odin2005   Nov-15-09 11:21 AM   #51 
     - looking back, for me, it seems the teachers were/wanted to be part of the  KakistocracyHater   Nov-15-09 05:25 PM   #52 
        - I noticed the same thing.  Odin2005   Nov-15-09 06:42 PM   #55 
        - Sadly, there are some teachers who enjoy torturing kids.  Joe Bacon   Nov-15-09 10:31 PM   #62 
           - Don't get me started on my evil 3rd Grade teacher.  Odin2005   Nov-16-09 08:21 AM   #71 
           - Cantstandya!  WriteDown   Nov-16-09 11:42 AM   #74 
  - Back in the day, students got paddled for having shoelaces undone or chewing gum...  Deja Q   Nov-14-09 09:31 PM   #44 
  - That's terrible...  BolivarianHero   Nov-14-09 06:30 AM   #16 
  - Odin2005  Diclotican   Nov-14-09 06:50 AM   #17 
  - Just out of curiosity...  Leftist Agitator   Nov-14-09 10:57 AM   #22 
  - He's Icelandic, IIRC  Odin2005   Nov-14-09 11:06 AM   #24 
  - Odin2005  Diclotican   Nov-14-09 03:35 PM   #35 
     - DOH, my bad!  Odin2005   Nov-14-09 06:30 PM   #36 
        - Odin2005  Diclotican   Nov-16-09 05:26 AM   #69 
  - Leftist Agitator  Diclotican   Nov-14-09 03:34 PM   #34 
  - Hej Diclotcian!  Demeter   Nov-16-09 04:23 AM   #68 
     - Demeter  Diclotican   Nov-16-09 10:24 PM   #79 
  - My friend is a teacher. In her class, 1st graders are all protective of their autistic classmate  zonkers   Nov-14-09 06:50 AM   #18 
  - That's wonderful to hear!  Odin2005   Nov-14-09 11:12 AM   #27 
  - My son has Down Syndrome, and his classmates are the same way...  SKKY   Nov-14-09 02:56 PM   #33 
  - I have Tourette's Syndrome  connecticut yankee   Nov-14-09 07:09 AM   #19 
  - Unfortunately,  edc   Nov-14-09 07:15 AM   #20 
  - It sounds like you are a special education teacher, so you know exactly  tonysam   Nov-14-09 11:08 AM   #25 
  - Mother o' christ is this ever true:  Smarmie Doofus   Nov-14-09 02:03 PM   #31 
     - Grandparent of severely autistic teen here  susanr516   Nov-14-09 09:02 PM   #42 
  - who the hell is "shocked"???  mzteris   Nov-14-09 01:50 PM   #30 
  - Humans are not evolved to live at anywhere near the current population density  FarCenter   Nov-14-09 02:09 PM   #32 
  - Excellent observation.  Odin2005   Nov-14-09 06:34 PM   #37 
  - I was never bullied  izquierdista   Nov-14-09 06:38 PM   #38 
  - So let's reward people who use women as baby factories...  Deja Q   Nov-14-09 09:31 PM   #45 
  - no shit sherlock what was their first clue?  pitohui   Nov-14-09 06:46 PM   #39 
  - I have AS too. PTSD as a result of it as well. Anybody shocked better not be in the school systems  Deja Q   Nov-14-09 09:29 PM   #43 
  - Sponsored by the Department of Painfully Frickin' Obvious Bullshit.  Arkana   Nov-14-09 09:41 PM   #46 
  - My brother has Asperger's, and his school years were hell. nt  Critters2   Nov-14-09 10:28 PM   #49 
  - Not shocking at all. There has to be zero tolerance for bullying.  krabigirl   Nov-15-09 06:28 PM   #53 
  - Zero tolerence?  AngryAmish   Nov-15-09 07:34 PM   #56 
  - More laws about IEPs.....ugh.  Quantess   Nov-15-09 06:35 PM   #54 
  - It's surpriengly obvious  Jkid   Nov-15-09 07:53 PM   #57 
  - I was teased because I played Pokemon until my late teens.  Odin2005   Nov-15-09 08:17 PM   #59 
     - Why is pokemon a common interest among autistic kids?  Jkid   Nov-15-09 10:51 PM   #63 
     - The collecting aspect appeals to many autistics.  Odin2005   Nov-15-09 11:05 PM   #65 
     - Odin2005  Diclotican   Nov-16-09 10:39 PM   #80 
  - Happens in the work force also - very capable IT's, engineers, etc. - but different, perhaps not  AnotherMother4Peace   Nov-15-09 07:54 PM   #58 
  - Lawsuits are the only answer.  Manifestor_of_Light   Nov-15-09 08:24 PM   #60 
  - You're not the only one.  Joe Bacon   Nov-15-09 10:53 PM   #64 
     - Thank you for that input, Joe.  Manifestor_of_Light   Nov-17-09 03:25 AM   #81 
  - Bullying is hard to stop.  Socal31   Nov-16-09 04:05 AM   #66 
  - Why not?  treestar   Nov-16-09 07:05 AM   #70 
  - Especially by theTeachers and Administrators, Even those in "Special Ed"  Demeter   Nov-16-09 04:14 AM   #67 
  - My Special Ed "advisor" was an absolute ditz.  Odin2005   Nov-16-09 08:25 AM   #72 
  - Also, water is wet  KamaAina   Nov-16-09 11:09 AM   #73 
  - Bullying is a problem even when kids aren't Autistic. I'm glad this guy  superconnected   Nov-16-09 11:56 AM   #75 
  - And what, exactly, are they supposed to do?  TrogL   Nov-16-09 02:08 PM   #76 
  - it is the bullies  mstinamotorcity   Nov-16-09 04:24 PM   #77 
     - Wow, that is a very ignorant statement.  Odin2005   Nov-16-09 10:05 PM   #78 
     - Most bullies are extraverted socializers  TrogL   Nov-17-09 12:52 PM   #82 
 

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