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post #1 of 44 Old 08-20-2013, 01:09 AM Thread Starter
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Horrified at the igorance

As a mom with a son with autism this has really left me both sad and enraged. The level of ignorance is shocking. I honestly don't know what to say other than there better be a special place in hell for people like this. My son is such a kind, caring and gentle boy who has a lot to offer, and I'm sure this boy does too. Not sure what to think of our human race lately. Please read this..... I hope they find this person.

Here's a link to the news report.
http://www.citynews.ca/2013/08/18/family-in-shock-after-hate-letter-targets-teen-with-autism/

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post #2 of 44 Old 08-20-2013, 01:43 AM
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That is disgusting.

I have a cousin with autism. I will be the first to admit, while I have been the closest thing to a "role model" for her in her life, there are times when I don't know how to react or deal with her. However, she is a wonderful and bright girl who makes me laugh and is going to have a wonderful future. I love her even if she can be a little much to take, and she has many friends and does very well in school.

I do not understand how anyone can make the conscious decision to write those words and put them in someone's mail box. I do not understand how her "normal" children could possibly grow up any better, when she is so full of hatred. Even if she doesn't know what to do with a autistic child, she should learn. That's something everyone should know. She should be nothing but patient and accepting, not annoyed and full of resentment.

They aren't "autistic children." They're children. That's it. Just like any other child. Every kid is different and I think THAT woman should move out, not the other way around.

(I also think she should learn a thing or two about punctuation and grammar)

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post #3 of 44 Old 08-20-2013, 01:50 AM
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It's hard to comprehend the human being who would write this. I can only hope she has another child who is disabled, that would be justice. Then she might wake up.
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post #4 of 44 Old 08-20-2013, 02:00 AM
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just saw this on FB....I don't even know how to reply to that other than karma.

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post #5 of 44 Old 08-20-2013, 03:01 AM
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As a child I can recall a Downs Syndrome child moving into the area. He was different and strange. We children played in the streets and bombed out sites ( no cars around back then) and I remember running indoors and telling my mother he was 'horrid' My mother immediately told me off and explained that he was that way because of a birth defect and that, there but for the grace of God, goes me or one of mine.
That was always her attitude and it was instilled in me that instead of being nasty, we should all help him be part of the 'gang'
He became a loyal member, was included in games, we teased him the same as we teased each other, laughed with him and not at him and, if others were to bully him then we were the first to start a fight in protecting him.
He died when he was about 13 and we all went to his funeral, we picked wild flowers, which he loved to do and were truly sad that he had passed.

It was a lesson well learned, to accept others that are different. To adapt to helping and including them.

Sadly, although it is better today than it was, any disabled child is not integrated into society, they are often sent to special schools, so, people do not know how to act with them.

Autism is a difficult and complicated illness. There are so many varying degrees of it but, regardless, no human has the right to suggest that they should be locked away or euthanised just because they are different.

How I would like to speak to the writer of that letter, what a cruel and selfish person they must be and if anyone deserves locking away it is them.
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post #6 of 44 Old 08-20-2013, 04:54 AM
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Until I read that news report, I was convinced that it was a hoax. Surely there isn't anyone in the world that harsh. I'll admit, I can be a little uncomfortable around people with disabilities, but it comes down to me not knowing how to react to them, whether to treat them normally or to, for lack of better word, 'dumb it down' for them. I don't want anyone to be offended by what I do, so I find myself avoiding them because I don't know how to handle it.

But I would never, ever, even consider doing what is said in that letter. It's horrific, and I can only hope that karma hunts that woman down.
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post #7 of 44 Old 08-20-2013, 05:54 AM
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What a disgusting terrible mother.
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post #8 of 44 Old 08-20-2013, 08:00 AM
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Why is it that there is so little empathy in the world? I often feel like we live in a "mean girl" society. I wonder why it seems that many people never mature from the Jr. High/High School level. I was raised to know that I'm no better nor no worse than any one else. Millionaire, homeless, doctor, disabled-all people have value. I wish more people had my parents (lol)
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post #9 of 44 Old 08-20-2013, 08:15 AM
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Unbelievable! I think whoever wrote the letter is just a sick person - that's it.

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post #10 of 44 Old 08-20-2013, 12:23 PM
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I just read this on my Yahoo and As a step parent of a child with Asperger's syndrome. This letter and the Vile Creature who wrote it sicken me. She should be found and justice sought for the emotional distress I am sure she caused this family.

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