Autism Blog Hop

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Autism Awareness Blog Hop
I'm going simple with this post…

According to a 2012 survey, 27% of children with autism have been excluded from school.
On Prejudice
Anyone who's been excluded, whether because of race, religion, gender, sexuality, knows that hurts. 
I'm a little stumped on what to write for this today, because I've faced prejudice on many grounds in the forty-something years I've been here. 
I wore glasses, was overweight, wore the wrong clothes and spoke with an accent. 
I've been on the outside looking in. 
Who hasn't? 
It's a fact of our everyday lives. 
Only we can make it better by refusing to perpetuate the negativity. 

Include diversity in the classroom. 

Teach all our children to appreciate one another for their differences, 

and we'll end up with a better tomorrow. 

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  1. Wonderful post Lee.

    Both of my children have autism and we've had to face a lot of stuff over the past couple of years.


  2. My youngest has autism so I always appreciate when others bring this topic to light! Thank you.


  3. Great post! Thanks!!!


  4. My nephew has Aspbergers, and I probably had it too, but was never diagnosed. Oh well. I tell him about the power and joy of geekiness! He can learn from a pro.
    brendurbanist at gmail dot com

  5. Awesome post!

    smurfettev AT gmail DOT com

  6. The classroom can really be fraught--I hope people listen to your ideas!


  7. Thanks so much for your post. I work in a church nursery and one of our kids is on the spectrum. He's a sweet kid, you just need to never touch his back without him knowing or move things he's touched. Nothing he does is worthy of ridicule.
    OceanAkers @ aol.com

  8. Sir Lee , On behalf of Travis I would like to say thank you ,for spreading the autism awareness.
    Love ya

  9. Congrats for this wonderful post. Hope people become more aware and more tolerant towards this difficulties.



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