Oh my God! I am furious. You know, I feel really guilty about the fact that I sometimes don't keep up with what's going on in the world but then there are times like this when I wish I had no idea how evil the people on this planet really can be. I know I'm late in the game but, just in case you are too, have you heard about the NYU Child Study Center's new ad campaign? Well, here's a picture of one of the signs they've been hanging up:
My daughter has ADD, so that makes her "a detriment to those around" her? That's just fucking evil! My kid has always been the one who sticks up for other kids because she knows what it's like to be different. She won't even let me kill roaches in front of her. My kid has been tested and deemed both gifted and talented in several areas. And she isn't doing so well in school because we've doped her up or made her see a bunch of psychiatrists. We let her try medication and she didn't like the way it made it harder for her to express her creativity. We took her to see a psychiatrist but she couldn't think of a single thing she felt like she needed or wanted to talk about with her so we stopped going. In other words, she's perfectly fine just the way she is. She's not possessed by anything. What is this? The middle ages? Maybe The German and I should hire a priest and get him to perform an exorcism since, according to this ad, she's obviously "possessed".
My "son" has Asperger Syndrome. He is the coolest boy you could ever have the privilege of interacting with. He also attends the same school as VanGoghGirl and he's very popular with his classmates. I am so very glad that the two of them have classes together because he has been there every step of the way to make sure that none of the jerky little boys--who actually DO have problems engaging in appropriate social interactions--are able to harass her. Complete isolation? Come on! That's just bullshit! Do these NYU jerks really not know any one with Asperger's Syndrome?
I'm in serious need of some antacids now. I can't write anything more about this. Please, go and read some more level-headed folks' comments about this stuff.
Miss Crip Chick
The Gimp Parade
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