Hey, Guys This year I have been thinking so much about my life and reflecting on so many things which happened to me in the past and it has really helped me to overcome a lot of my issues. I am just one autistic girl on a mission to help people like myself. So as an early Christmas present to you all because I just can’t contain my excitement and to be able to get started with the actual thing instead of spending my life conceptualising it. I mean there is just so much I can write to this project. Tomorrow Its the Nitty Gritty Code behind it.
Code….. Wait Does That Mean
Yep, I am creating a website!
I am so excited to make this site. What is it going to be about? YOU! Teens and Adults with Autism coming together and having a safe place to connect. Parents don’t think I have forgotten you there will be a place for you to connect as well. Here’s the catch It is a Bully free zone. So many of us on the spectrum have encountered bullying at one point in our lives. So I am creating a place where we can go and be ourselves without being judged. Even as I am in the alternate persona I get the odd hate comment. In life itself, I used to get it bad from the ones I used to travel into school with.
What do you think of my new project? Oh and, by the way, I need name suggestions.
Captain Spectrum Thanks for giving me the motivation to do this.
Are our schools failing our children…
As a lot of our children nowadays are misdiagnosed on the spectrum. They are finding it increasingly difficult to integrate themselves fully into school. For being different to the neurotypical kids, they are outcast and seen as different. Their meltdowns are seen as challenging behavior. For many this may be the case. I know boys on the spectrum who lash out in fits of anxiety, they do not mean to cause any harm yet they feel caged and to break the cage they need push forward and run, which is potentially putting themselves in danger. Schools do not see what goes on inside the mind of an autistic child unless they have been correctly diagnosed and the school has the proper training to be able to cope with our children. But unfortunately we live in a society where awareness in schools is limited because of our screwed up government lining their own pockets instead of providing our schools with the adequate resources to help those on the spectrum (This is why i am glad i write anon because that kind of comment would be frowned upon if everyone knew who i was) But unfortunately the government does not care. It is more than happy to turn a blind eye to those in need. In Northern Ireland I can count on one hand the number of specialist schools who are trained to deal with children with specialist needs and if we are to be an “Equal” society i feel this needs to change. Yes OK i get it we don’t have the funding to support it but if we could supply the correct training to schools all over the UK not just NI we may be able to help our kids thrive instead of just survive.
I am sick of hearing this school is below standard, this school is failing, it is failing because we do not understand the needs of today’s children. More and more children are born with special needs and unless we support them. Our whole society will fail not just the schools but when those children grow up, they will be a society of unemployed because no one will want to employ them because they were failed at school.
Educate NOW for a Better Tomorrow
I know this may seem like a rant but it just how i feel and I would love to know, what you think of our education system. Are we doing enough to support tomorrows children today?
See My Second Post Today… Autism School Checklist make sure you are equipped!