In case you haven't seen one of the many articles about the new study out in Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, click here to see the NY Times article, all about how half of kids with Autism are bullied in mid & high school! Freakin' half!?! Really! I mean, yeah I knew it was happening but half! De-freaking-pressing. In the story they say that the largest part of the kids who are bullied are the Asperger's or high functioning kids because they are mainstreamed & as a result stand out more. Seeing as they, a lot of time, don't get sarcasm or even humor or the fact that it's super easy to throw them into a frenzy & sit back to watch the show they are #1 on the list. Now, this article isn't really telling me anything all of us as parents of special needs kids didn't already know but just like seeing my age or how much I weigh actually written down in print it makes it real. One of those, 'I know it's bad but probably not as bad as I expect it to be!' situations, you know what I mean?
C.) Thanks to Autism, There will be at least a few parents out there who will identify with me as they watch me being pushed into the back of a police car on CNN.
D.) Thanks to Autism, Jayden probably wouldn't mind visiting his dad in the local county jail for the next 12-18 month.
(This is all in fun, I do not advocate beating up kids! Please don't beat up a kid & then say Tom put the idea in your head!)
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