4th grader spontaneously opens up to classmates about autism

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02 May 2019, 1:32 am

4th grader spontaneously opens up to classmates about autism in viral video
My peers were not remotely like these kids when I was in 4th grade.


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15 May 2019, 12:33 pm

If I knew that I was autistic at the age of 10, I would have done the same thing.


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18 May 2019, 2:56 am

If I had done this in Year 4, there would have been no end of bullying. The kids in the video were not like the kids I went to school with. 8O



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18 May 2019, 3:49 am

renaeden wrote:
If I had done this in Year 4, there would have been no end of bullying. The kids in the video were not like the kids I went to school with. 8O

Not like the ones I grew up with either. I hope it was not an act for the cameras and the teacher and they don’t bully him off campus.


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07 Jun 2019, 8:19 am

If i had known i was autistic at this age, kids still would have bullied me. It makes me happy that the newer generations are becoming more accepting of atypical people, though.



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07 Jun 2019, 8:39 am

I like to think kids are like that today in being more accepting. That's a major shift from when I was a kid.



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07 Jun 2019, 8:50 am

Had I done this in primary school, I would have been relentlessly bullied and ostracised.
Go kiddo!! :wink: