I was on a course yesterday and it was meant to be a good day out of learning how to be a mentor and a coach.
However, some of the things I heard were shocking and brought back many experiences I had as a kid with learning difficult and also what I hear from other parents. While my son is in the play ground or playing in the passed.
Yesterday a girl was talking and we were going when do you have to bring up a issue with the police.
The lecture said only when its terrorist related, if its sexual abuse or when its severer racism involved.
This is shocking especially when you hear about disabled people being abused. the other day a black disabled lady was told to move from her seat on the plane because a white man did not want to sit next to her.
This is crazy, when the lady on the course was talking she said she had to escalate a situation where a parent went to her to ask that her child not do a swim class with another child because they only had half an arm.
All this brings me back to my own child and how many times kids have ignored him or parents have come up to me and said I don’t want my child playing with yours as his a retard.
It makes me so angry that some times I want to hit them, but I know we cannot. what is up setting with all the media around now and all the awareness that is suggested people are still like this they see something different and they don’t want it.
I am wondering if schools are to blaim with this one education system fits all mentality, the pushing of the grammar schools and academies.
I wonder if it will ever change, when will we start treating everyone with the same respect we want to be treated with.
I really hope it is within my sons life time, i really feel sorry for him and when he has to finally go out into the world on his own. I really worry. Kai is a sweet boy and will do anything for anyone, but other kids miss understand him and call him names and say go away when he wants to play or call him names when he wants to be on his own. you cant win as a child with autism.