Autistic named Homecoming King in Texas

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19 Oct 2014, 7:48 pm

http://www.wfaa.com/videos/news/local/t ... /15973880/


While not often enough acceptance does happen and when it does, it is amazing what it can do. Thank you Birdville, Texas for accepting Manny, his parents for not accepting the psychs dated view of Autism and most of all Congratulations Manny Dedmond


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19 Oct 2014, 7:58 pm

Posts like this make me think that WP needs a "like" button...



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19 Oct 2014, 9:23 pm

A girl with down syndrome was nominated and crowned homecoming queen at my high school freshman year. It was really sweet and she was beyond happy about it. Nice story.



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19 Oct 2014, 9:52 pm

I recall values.com making a PSA based on it! Here's the direct link:

http://www.values.com/inspirational-sto ... ming-queen



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20 Oct 2014, 12:05 am

LocksAndLiqueur wrote:
Posts like this make me think that WP needs a "like" button...

I know you're just saying you're happy about this, but gaaad no! The last thing we need is to make WP into another popularity contest. I know there are forums that have buttons that allows liking and disliking posts - and I avoid them like the plague.


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20 Oct 2014, 7:23 am

That is truly beautiful. :D


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20 Oct 2014, 10:05 am

I really enjoy watching these types of stories. It gives me hope that society may be becoming more accepting. I may not have had the fondest memories of school but there is hope for the new generation, including my daughter. :)



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20 Oct 2014, 3:32 pm

calstar2 wrote:
A girl with down syndrome was nominated and crowned homecoming queen at my high school freshman year. It was really sweet and she was beyond happy about it. Nice story.
Was she teased or bullied or anything because she could of been nominated as joke if that's the case. It's sad but in some schools special people do get nominated as pranks.


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20 Oct 2014, 7:52 pm

nick007 wrote:
calstar2 wrote:
A girl with down syndrome was nominated and crowned homecoming queen at my high school freshman year. It was really sweet and she was beyond happy about it. Nice story.
Was she teased or bullied or anything because she could of been nominated as joke if that's the case. It's sad but in some schools special people do get nominated as pranks.


No, not bullied in the slightest. It was a genuinely kind gesture.



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20 Oct 2014, 10:06 pm

That's a great story. We need more stories like this. :)


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26 Oct 2014, 12:03 pm

i have a "cousin" with fragile x...he won at his school...


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26 Oct 2014, 12:31 pm

nick007 wrote:
It's sad but in some schools special people do get nominated as pranks.

Quite frankly that was the first thing to come to mind when I saw this thread, but I didn't wanna say it.


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