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Kris94
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01 Jun 2007, 2:02 pm

hello im 13, and i think that many as kids are isolated from the outside world, and when they try to mix, other kds put them off communicating. this is unfair and poeple should do something about it. 8O isolation is bad for us and can lead to suicide. the gov should do more to introduce us to more as kids. until i found this site i thought i was the only one... :roll:



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01 Jun 2007, 2:21 pm

I know what you mean.

More should be done to raise awareness about AS - particularly increasing understanding and acceptance of aspies in society - rather than just pointing out the negative things and letting people bully us or discriminate against us.

Something has to be done to teach all non-disabled people that those of us with any kind of disability have just as much right to be here and just as much right to be accepted and treated with respect.

At the moment, so many people still have a really bad attitude towards disability.



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01 Jun 2007, 2:42 pm

thanks 4 replying, i would like to mentoin I am part of a disability group, and heres my motto:
if we stand together, we stand strong.



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01 Jun 2007, 2:45 pm

Kris94 wrote:
thanks 4 replying, i would like to mentoin I am part of a disability group, and heres my motto:
if we stand together, we stand strong.


If we can find each other.



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01 Jun 2007, 2:50 pm

quite profound.



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01 Jun 2007, 2:56 pm

is a 'group of aspies' an oxymoron?


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01 Jun 2007, 3:04 pm

I've never met another aspie to be honest
so have no one to stand with



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01 Jun 2007, 3:17 pm

ask about local disability groups. search the web, do anything



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01 Jun 2007, 3:42 pm

alexbeetle:

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is a 'group of aspies' an oxymoron?


:lol:

I do suppose this site would be an oxymoron then.

Might I use your post/reply as a siggy?



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01 Jun 2007, 7:52 pm

Kilroy wrote:
I've never met another aspie to be honest
so have no one to stand with


I've sort of met just one. I really wish I could meet more, or there were groups around here for adults with AS. They just have stuff for parents of children. Which is important too I'm sure, but geez, we need stuff too :( (And so will their children!)



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01 Jun 2007, 7:56 pm

Kris94, you sound like you have more wisdom and insight than most adults I know. :D



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02 Jun 2007, 3:58 am

Helen36 wrote:
Kris94, you sound like you have more wisdom and insight than most adults I know. :D


:) my mum says im 13 going on 30. :) thank you 4 noticing.



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02 Jun 2007, 12:36 pm

This is very true. I remember being in alternatively Grade 3/5/7, and whenever I tried to talk to my classmates I would get put down, ignored, and there were times where certain students would insult and degrade me while everyone else would laugh. Things got worse, I would try to stand up for myself but in turn act erradic and get myself in trouble for misbehaving. I might have asked the principle for assistance, but they were usually the ones lecturing me so they seemed unapproachable, and I decided a man should be able to stand up for himself and I never resolved to ask for assistance. The mystery of overcoming my students was an endeavor that only I alone could conclude.

As you can see, alienation is very good at deluding and convoluding someones perspective on people to the point where people are no longer our mutual allies, but simultaneously feared and opposed. At the time I was very angry and isolated, I almost though of hurting my classmates because I saw no other solutions. It's things like this that cause the type of tragedies like suicide and school shootings. I'm glad I never got reduced to that sort of thing.

In retrospect, there were many reasons why the other students would have done this. I had some of the highest marks in the class, won multiple math contests, tended toward correcting THE TEACHER'S mistakes, so I was one of the more academically sucessful kids. But I was extremely socially maladjusted, the only friend I had was ADD positive and was in a special needs class. So what do you have? A smart kid, but an easy target. Naturally other kids will be either amused by this, others will grow jealous. But in either circumstance the kid will be persecuted for his behaviour. It is a sad day when conclusions like this can be intuitively drawn about children.



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02 Jun 2007, 2:10 pm

I'll always be greatful for the time I got to spend with my older brothers.



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02 Jun 2007, 3:20 pm

it always almost takes a tragity for anyone to want to do anything these days