Anonymous asked: Did you see what's going on in Cherry Hill, NJ, with the aides and teachers who were viciously verbally abusing children with autism? I think I submitted an ask earlier and I'm sorry for bombarding you, but I myself have aspergers (but no tumblr). My late little sister, who also had aspergers, committed suicide due to the horrific physical, verbal, emotional, and mental abuse she suffered from her own peers due to her "malfunctions." The stigmatization against us is sick... how do you deal?
And again sorry for not answering sooner!
I cope by using comedy, which is primarily the reason I started this blog. If I can laugh at myself first I find the bullying doesn’t hurt like it otherwise would.
It also seems to get less as you get older, and into more… aware areas. I live in seattle, and I don’t deal with nearly the same sort of stigma I dealt with in smaller towns or… as much as I love my home town, southern towns. I grew up in the south and in many places there’s been sort of a lapse in awareness and human rights. In one particular part of my old state there’s still black-white segregation where my cousins live. To get them to understand any sort of mental disorder was nearly impossible.
Anyways! Point being, the best way to deal is to remove yourself as much as you can from the abuse and then come up with ways that make you feel better. There’s many different outlets, just follow what makes you feel good in a productive, healthy way. (ie, no target behavior like self injury or substance abuse)