Heather Sedlock, Special fake ray
ban sunglasses Needs Examiner wrote to me about a shocking story that took
place earlier this Spring.
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societal ignorance of special needs, I want to share a comment about living
with autism I posted to NY Times reporter Lisa Belkin,:
I blush, not so much as shy or embarrassed, but probably due to the fact
that my blood boils, recognizing society has not reached the social milestones
that my disabled child has been forced to climb.
Years ago, a mother of a typical child shook her head at my son and said:
but for the grace of G d go I I responded with my keen wit, you saying better
you than me? My heart was aching, but my feisty snap felt good."
It is with this "snap" that I respond to the events that occurred in San
Marcos, California last April. Reported by News 10 Lauren Reynolds, it defines
the vital need for education and awareness about autism. Parents Gary and Marla
Trussle moved to the quiet suburb hoping for the kind of reciprocal environment
that neighbors share, as enjoying a quiet life. Sadly it was not to be.
"But instead of being welcomed, the Trussle family has been under attack,
they said, by neighbors. The accusations against them have been wild, including
that 4 year old Spencer "might come out with a firearm at anytime." Spencer
Trussle has autism. Tantrums and inflexibility are part and parcel to living
with autism. Parents learn the rudiments of behavioral therapy early on, and it
is a collective family effort.
Sadly, there is no mandatory education for society. According to the report
" neighbors Sarah Fisher, Danielle Harway and Kelly Plaster. All three filed
court papers asking that Spencer, his sister Olivia, and mom and dad be
restricted to their own home and driveway." Apparently, angry repercussions
followed a spat between Gary Trussle and another father, where Trussle
confronted the man when his son was picking on Spencer.
What ensued was nothing short of harassment: "Sarah Fisher reported the
Trussles to Child Protective Services. She called Gary Trussle's employer,
Continental Airlines, where he's a captain. She also made a call to 911,
claiming he couldn't control his young children."
Ultimately a San Diego judge dismissed all filings. He ordered that the
neighbors reimburse the Trussles' $12,000 legal fees. I suggest that financial
remuneration is not enough. Perhaps community service, in the form of classes
or walking for autism awareness might enlighten the Fishers, Harways and
Plasters of the world.
The San Marco neighborhood will now have an Autistic Child in Area sign
mounted on street poles. Watch you tube below.
I'm really concerned that the sign the Trussele' will have in their
neighborhood will only fuel the harassment for the little fellow. maybe they
should reconsider the sign the aweful label is cruel enough. It's kind of like
having a Beware of Pitbull sign in your from yard. maybe the pit bull is a
great family animal with no problems or history of violence, but the neighbors
will only capitalize on the inferences and keep the fire burning. As a former
Marine Sargeant and father of an 11 year old son diagnosed autistic I'm sadden
for what his family has endured and I'm ready to go kick some unneighborly butt
if they don't take their teeth out of this Marine Officers heart, I guess I'm
kind of upset. more because I'm a father who has worn the Lt. Col.' shoes more
then once. Maybe the little guy has a problem with live yeast in ketsup or
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bread? As soon as my son had ketsup within minutes he became very agressive.
since taking anything with vinager out of his diet he's been okay
People are cruel and prejudge against what they do not understand, as if
being or dealing with Autism is not hard enough, these people need to get over
their selfs and stop acting like Hate Mongers and use their energy in a more
positive way perhaps learning about people different from them selfs, lack of
education promotes hatred.
My heart goes out to you and your child, I have a 24 year old Autistic son
and a 12 year old son with Aspergers, I feel your pain! god Bless and look to
the Lord for stregenth and confort.
We had a similiar experience, only the fire department called this goofy
organization called "PERT" psychiatric emergency response team, to come to our
home, because they were told it "was odd we had two children with seizures in
the home" and "it was possible to fake seizures," as if our autistic son could
fake a seizure! Unreal. Along with PERT, the ever pernicious ignorant
organization CPS (child protective services_) came out. To add insult to
injury, they came to our gate with a cop! The CPS worker was so ignorant about
autism cheap wholesale ray ban
sunglasses and seizures it was embarrassing talking to her. And the PERT
representative, a woman who admitted knowing "little about autism" was about as
informed as Madonna could be on the virtues of purity. The lesson I've learned
is that we are surrounded by ignorance and apathy on every level of government.
These folks didn't even have the decency to educated themselves, even when I
informed them of our delicate and complex situation. Instead, they hid like
I have a Son with high functioning Autism, and I have found the biggest
offenders and the people who are the most ignorant, unkind, and right out cruel
can be your own family members. Instead of realizing that my son has a
disability, and that many Doctors and specialists have been part of his TEAM,
they blame it on a "Bad Kid". Eleven years ago when my son was 6 years old, he
was not invited to a family wedding and to my parents (his Grandparents) 50th
wedding aniversary because they did not want my son to ruin the parties. It
took years to heal the wounds, but they have done it again. My older brother's
Son is getting married in a couple of months, and they just indicated that my
son can't come to the wedding because they are only inviting people 18 years
and above. My son will be 18.4 months from the wedding. Both my boys have
attended other weddings, funerals, parties etc, and they had exemplary
behavior. My older brother seems to have forgotten when his boys where young
and how they disrupted some family events, and they were typical, normal boys.
People need to become aware of the hurt that can be caused. These kids need to
be included in life and loved.
Hi, my youngest of 2 high functioning Autistic sons who is 10 was just
denied access to his neighborhood swim team. I don't know what to do, I feel so
helpless. This would have been his forth year on the team, it is his favorite
summertime activity. They denied him to be on the team because they said he was
disruptive the last year, I told them he was on new medication and really
wanted to Ricardo Lockette Women Jersey be on
the team. So they had me submit letters of recommendation from teachers, they
took their time reviewing these and kept asking for more, meanwhile swim team
started without him with my other 2 kids enrolled. Then they finally said they
would admit him on a probationary basis and that the coaches and board would be
watching him very carefully. They sent an email Friday morning allowing him on
the team, with a reference to registration closing at midnight. I didn't read
my emails that day since I had a text stating that they would decide by Monday.
Because I didn't read the email in time, now they are saying sorry, too late,
he can't get be on the team registration is closed to all. I never ever dreamed
that they had the right to deny a child with a disability in the first place, I
was hoping to end it with him being on the team with 3 references from teachers
at his school. Now I am really furious and very frustrated. I have finally
found a combination of medications that really works, he is the most well
behaved child now, but I feel this shouldn't even matter. Any suggestions?What
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