Writing a book on People with Dosabilities

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28 Feb 2007, 6:18 pm

Hi

I would like to introduce myself as Paul . I am 17 years old and am currently finishing my last year of high schooling. I live in Australia and go to the school Mannum Community College which is located about 1 hour away from Adelaide in the state of South Australia.

As part of my year 12 studies, I am going to be completing a book on people living with disabilities and one of the disabilities I am covering is Asperger's along with other disabilities such as Muscular Dystrophy, Autism, Spina Bifida and acquired Brain Injury

I am writing a book on people with disabilities because I am very passionate about people living with disabilities as I have one myself, Cerebral Palsy, a disability which affects my muscles and the way they function both in the upper and lower parts of the right hand side of my body. I want to raise the awareness of people with disabilities because I believe that there are a lot of people with disabilities who have some amazing talents but unfortunately a lot of these people are too scared or afraid to show there talents because they are afraid of what other people may think of them and this is something I want to change.

I know whats it is like to live with a disability and know what it feels like because when I walk, I walk with a limp and I sometimes get people staring at me because of the way I walk. I don't know about you guys but this is something I certainly want to change as I believe in people with disabilities.

I also believe that when people live with a disability, the general public don't always accept people with a disability for who they really are and that is something I want to change also

I am currently in the researching stage of writing my book on people with disabilities and was wondering if any of you parents or anyone else for that matter would like to have some input into the book by supplying any stories on their children or other information, ideas or something relevant to this project of writing a book on people with disabilities. I have come to this forum because I would like some stories on Asperger's

I am writing this book as part of a the school subject, Community Studies which is a school based subject. I am planning to have this book done by the middle of this year ready for publication by about July.

I thankyou for reading this post and I look forward to hearing from you all

If you like you can also send me an email at [email protected]

Thanks Again
Paul
Mannum Community College



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28 Feb 2007, 6:37 pm

Well sir. I support you in anything you your working for. I prefer to see Aspergers Syndrome not as a disability but just who I am.


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28 Feb 2007, 8:50 pm

DOS Abilities.



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28 Feb 2007, 9:05 pm

I could tell you quite the story... I was diagnosed with AS at the age of five, and have been in the mainstream school system (no Special Ed) for about 11 years. It's been a tough challenge, but it has matured and evolved me to the point where my AS barely even comes into play in my social life (i still have trouble understanding people, but that's mostly because im a buttheaded teenage guy.) The hardest part was trying to get the bastards in the school system (pardon my french) to understand who i was (i neglect to say disability, disability is when you have something that holds you back, AS is as much as a blessing as it is a curse, which is why the word "disability" in that context is a misnomer.). But after several years of trials and hardship, i emerged as my current self; friendly, outgoing, a little moody at times, but otherwise socially able. My parents see me as a beacon of hope for those who come after, but to say that myself would be bragging, so i just think of me as an ordinary, average guy with a 156 IQ who loves RPG's and anime.

I'm sorry, am i boring you? I apologize.

Anyways, see you around. Syo dra cdync fydlr ujan oui yht mayt oui du dryd frelr oui caag.

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28 Feb 2007, 9:35 pm

Good luck!


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01 Mar 2007, 3:24 am

OddCoyote wrote:
Well sir. I support you in anything you your working for. I prefer to see Aspergers Syndrome not as a disability but just who I am.


E gads, an Anime Avatar! And it's animated!

*is transfixed*


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01 Mar 2007, 7:53 am

lowfreq50 wrote:
DOS Abilities.


Damn it, you beat me to it. :evil: Do you think he's getting a taste yet?

Long live DOS. Death to Windows.



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01 Mar 2007, 8:30 am

postpaleo wrote:
lowfreq50 wrote:
DOS Abilities.


Damn it, you beat me to it. :evil: Do you think he's getting a taste yet?

Long live DOS. Death to Windows.


Oh yes, I'm sure he will find WP is quite the Winter Wonderland of disabilities, as well as DOS abilities.