Something is worrying me.
I have had messages from a Mum worried about her son.
Her son has a diagnosis of Autism.
Her son, in short, is being bullied because of his diagnosis.
Not because of how it makes him, how he portrays himself or who he is, but because he has Autism.
The bullies have taken the diagnosis and are using it to namecall and degrade him.
My heart aches….
….not just for her son, but also for the bullies.
The bullies are children.
Children who haven’t been educated about Autism.
They are not Autism aware.
If you had asked me, 10 years ago, if I would have sat my children down and explained the basics of Autism to them, the answer probably would have been no.
I didn’t know better.
I had no experience of Autism, I didn’t know anyone who had it, I didn’t know my children…
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