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Teacher Bullies Autistic Student
Teacher Bullies Autistic Student
You know I do not get riled up about many things but this video really ticked me off to the point I had tears running down my checks.  A 5th grade Michigan teacher by the name of Nicole McVey decided it was appropriate to record a video of one of her  students who as Asperger's Syndrome after he got stuck in a chair.  Not only that, the principal of the school decided to join in teasing the boy. 
Wish Colin Happy Birthday
Wish Colin Happy Birthday
A mother in Kalamazoo set out on a mission to let her son know that he is very loved after he told his mom that he didn't want a birthday party because he didn't have any friends.  This is one of those stories that hits very close to home with me, because Colin has sensory disorders and a form of Aspergers.   This story is also why I love social media.  UPDATE: Colin's disorders were never made pu
Jenny McCarthy Denies She Said Son Evan Was Never Autistic
Jenny McCarthy Denies She Said Son Evan Was Never Autistic
To some, Jenny McCarthy is a tireless autism crusader, putting a face to the condition once her son Evan, now 11, was diagnosed as autistic at age 3. To health care professionals, she was considered a menace, thanks to her controversial viewpoint that immunizations and vaccinations caused her son to develop the disease. On Friday (Jan. 3), stories began swirling that McCarthy had changed her posit
Mommy Blogger Christy K. – Autism ≠ ‘Rain Man’
Mommy Blogger Christy K. – Autism ≠ ‘Rain Man’
One of the difficult things about Autism is that every child on the spectrum is so very different. I would like to think that the days are gone where people hear the word Autism and think of either Dustin Hoffman in “Rain Man” (a savant, which is relatively rare), or a nonverbal child standing in a corner banging his head against the wall. While both of these examples are quite real, they also rep
Mommy Blogger Christy K. – I Have a Child With Autism
Mommy Blogger Christy K. – I Have a Child With Autism
Every new parent has an idealistic view of what their child will one day become: a doctor, a lawyer, a star athlete.  We picture our children growing up and having careers, getting married, and having children of their own. The day that I sat in the pediatric specialist’s office with my son (then 2 ½) and heard the word Autism, all of those goals and dreams for my child flooded my mind.

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