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I Want People To Stop Staring At Disabled Kids

Kids with disabillities and there parents go through so much so i want us all to join forces to educate others about how it feels when they stare 139 People

    Personally, I Would Have Preferred Stares To The Beatings.

    Ah, dislike of the unlike, how very human, which is one reason I don't feel like I entirely belong to the species. Oh, was I an easy target. Hearing impaired, mildly autistic, and not the most masculine of boys growing up. Why oh why do people take such joy in tormenting those...
    DarknessCalls DarknessCalls 41-45, T 6 Responses Apr 4, 2011

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    Please Dont Stare

    Before i share my story i want to tell you why i chose this logo, without hurting my son or opening myself up to hurtfull abusive members i wanted to show you what my son looks like without posting a photo of him the child in this photo is almost identical to James (my boy) ok...
    gypsymae gypsymae 31-35, F 50 Responses Dec 8, 2010

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    At The Hospital

    At the Childrens hospital where i live there is a McDonalds on the ground floor i always take both of my kids there before my sons Hospital visits as a kind of reward and to make my son look foward to his appointments. Sitting there eating a cheese burger today i felt totally...
    gypsymae gypsymae 31-35, F 10 Responses Jan 3, 2011

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    Doctors

    My Son had to go to emergency yesterday and it was a hard experience let me explain Marfans syndrome is so very rare (one in five  thousand) that most doctors only read about it in text books so when a marfans kid is in Emergency well every doctor every students doctor and...
    gypsymae gypsymae 31-35, F 10 Responses Mar 15, 2011

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    The Nerve Of Some People

      It makes me so mad when I see someone maks fun of a mentally or physicaly challenged people. You might expect some kids, but there are many adults.  I makes me sick when I see a comedian, make a facial feature,  distort his face,  or make fun & I   refuse to watch...
    sweetnshort sweetnshort 56-60, M 4 Responses Jan 27, 2011

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    My Son Has Dmd

    I am so intolerant of kids that stare at him.....more so at parents who let them. He is highly intelligent and is more sympathetic to others issues than anyone I have ever met.....So tolerant of the stares......while I just feel like crying, he gives me strength. On the other...
    dbri732722 dbri732722 51-55, M 3 Responses Feb 4, 2011

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    It's Sometimes Worse When They Look 'normal'

    It is challanging, especially when you're just coming to terms with you child's unexpected limitations (temporary or permanent) and diaganosis yourself. But I've seen this one a couple of times, up close - with my brother and now my son. Some children can look physically...
    EternallyHopeful EternallyHopeful 31-35, F 6 Responses Dec 9, 2010

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    Some Musings.

    Here are some things/advice for folks that I have found to be helpful. 1)Just walk up to me, I don't bite and I'm not contageous. 2)If I see someone staring, I will engage them in a friendly manner, it gets the staring to stop. I've even made a few friends this way! 3)Humor...
    DarknessCalls DarknessCalls 41-45, T 4 Responses Apr 4, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    For those of you who think it's ok to make fun of disabled kids/teens it's not funny at all it makes me so mad to see this or hear of this going on in the world it's not right at...
    Rach1544 Rach1544 16-17, F 5 Responses Dec 19

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    People shouldn't have kids if they'd b disappointed or unaccepting of their kid being LGBT. That's just stupid to say im gonna have kids and reject them if they don't turn out the...
    burnout96 burnout96 16-17, F 10 Responses Dec 12

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    I'm shy when I start to get to know someone and well I guess that's normal but what I hate about shyness is that I get to scared to start a conversation with someone I'm getting to...
    Didi33 Didi33 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 30

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    I am new to this site. I want to stop drinking to save money and lose weight. I am finding it difficult. any help or advice please
    daisy54321 daisy54321 61-65, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    Whenever I meet someone new, or even current friends, we only seem to talk about them. I don't know if it's because the people I know really like talking about themselves, don't...
    LearningWolfeStreet LearningWolfeStreet 18-21, M Dec 13

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    I can feel myself slowly pushing myself away from him. And it saddens me. I feel like there could be m0rę. He's right around the corner and I can't feel but want to run the other...
    TexasGypsyMommy TexasGypsyMommy 22-25, F 1 hr ago

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    My boyfriend has a mental disability and a lot of people hate him. They do not understand him. And they don't take the time to. I met him in 8th grade and back then, he sat by...
    simplyOCD simplyOCD 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 30

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    i had an uncle one,i dont really remwmber how old he was but in his 40s,he was mentally ill,hell i dont look him that way though,i loved him amd i still miss him,my cousin told.me...
    tones714677 tones714677 22-25, M Dec 19

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    I always believe one thing never laugh at others never. You never know the next moment the same trouble you might face. I hate people who think great about themselves even tho...
    Lostmyselfinpain Lostmyselfinpain 26-30, M Dec 4

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    We have this girl named Sel (I don't know her real name) at our school who has autism and people are always finding a reason to make fun of her whether it be her shoes, her hair...
    Unapologeticallybrilliant Unapologeticallybrilliant 13-15, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    It’s Christmas Eve
And you’re probably in town for awhile
Was six years this month…. 
Wow…
Still can’t believe what kids we were back then
Six long years, eh...
    leaguegirl97 leaguegirl97 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    Every time I think of you The only dream I know For a while I swear I never knew That the love you give me Is the sweetest kind. The Sun sleeps till another dawn The Moon fills...
    demipuff demipuff 18-21, F Nov 29

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    Sometimes I see people in public and, as much as I try not to judge people, I worry that they'll have kids. Haha!
    CaliginousHeart CaliginousHeart 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 3

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    Bullying only makes people sad, depressed and feel worthless! So why do people bully? Is it because they're weak? Is it because they're jealous? I don't know why you should think...
    lunaeatsyou lunaeatsyou 16-17, F Dec 11

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    I've talked a little about how I am 21 and pregnant also married but recently I have had my mother drop my little brother off age 14 to raise him. well financially it's going to be...
    blmf1994 blmf1994 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 16

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    But then i remember i am here for a mission. and if i were to really die, i'm afraid i'd relive my nightmare of a life over and over and over again until i got it right. I don't...
    DivineInterventionx DivineInterventionx 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    And I think I am one of them. Between my own upbringing and coping mechanisms, it's a recipe for disaster. Not that I want kids right now anyway, but I really just don't see it for...
    Visi0nQu3st Visi0nQu3st 26-30 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm sick of people, and words hurt. Maybe if I stop talking, I can stop listening... and then the words won't feel like knife wounds.
    Theworldisminenow Theworldisminenow 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 10

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    I don't like the feelings I have on this site at first I felt like everyone gave advise and were there for you then as you talk to a lot of people it starts out that they are nice...
    monica0215 monica0215 51-55, F 2 Responses Dec 12

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    Many, many years ago my dad said to me, "They take some of the worst people in the world and turn them into parents." His point was to be sympathetic and understanding, not...
    AzabethTV AzabethTV 51-55, T Dec 9

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    I realize that I'm quite judgemental. Not when I'm surrounded by people, but nights like this when I am alone. People message me and based of what they type or say I automatically...
    4EVRANDEVR 4EVRANDEVR 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 11

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    Honestly, I wish people would give me a reason.. That way at least I would know what I'm doing wrong. I mean, I get that it's not all my fault, but at the same time- after getting...
    Harmony242 Harmony242 22-25, F 15 hrs ago

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    Now, this isn't me but I need advice. A friend of mine recently came into town and all that friend could do was drink. When I went to go see him, his hands were shaky. Is this...
    NeoxExor NeoxExor 22-25, M 3 Responses Dec 3

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    I don't want to be bulimic anymore. But I do. But I don't. Uggg. It's messing up my health. I have a constant sore throat even though I haven't purged in two days and it only gets...
    yonnie97 yonnie97 16-17, F Dec 2

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    I have a few poems but i have had people tell me that they aren't poems. This is one of my poems The tears rolling down her face as she makes those deep gashes in her arm. She...
    mylife1998 mylife1998 16-17, F Dec 20

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    I want the world to respect black women for the beautiful, loving, and intelligent people they are. I also want the black woman to respect herself and know that she is worthy of...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    Throughout my life I've been met with tragedy and pain from a multitude of different people, in my own life and in the lives of others, the sheer pain feels like blades squeezing...
    Enderjones Enderjones 22-25, M 12 hrs ago

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    I grab his hands, letting him know I don't want him to go. He pulls me close and whispers "what's on your mind baby". "I want to know what exactly how you feel". Let's lose...
    natashaxxs natashaxxs 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 28

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    Off the top of my head while feeling depressed, leave feedback please The Pain The Stress The Drama Always in pain, stressing and arguing with my mama I wish I didn't fear life...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 30

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    "bones of the eternal sea" stillness fashioned from the bleached bones of the eternal sea... heart fashioned from the indecipherable night... all the madness of her young...
    mudmen mudmen 46-50 Dec 1

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    I seriously just want someone to talk to, preferably a guy (straight or not I don't mind) to talk to between 13-15 years...
    mollymoo22 mollymoo22 13-15, F 5 Responses Dec 1

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    If I had the mental capability, and I saw the madness of humanity, would I then set it free, or would I change my personality? I might have a friend or two, that would...
    AcidBrain AcidBrain 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 2

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    I just want someone to take care of me...
    Dawn620 Dawn620 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 2

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    Can you see the anger in my eyes? Can you see all the people I despise? Can you feel the emotion in these lyrics? Can you think about my mental state and not fear it? Can you...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 2 Responses Dec 4

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    Cause i love meetin new people and shareing new ideas
    paige001 paige001 13-15, F Dec 6

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    I feel like carving but it's not Halloween Yeah, you can figure out what the **** I mean Writing "I'm fine" on my wrist Acting chill on the outside When inside I'm actually pissed...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 2 Responses Dec 6

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    copper hair. hazel eyes. freckles. wide nose. pouting lips. patchy beard. acne. soft jawline. slim neck. broad shoulders. strong arms. hairy chest. cedar scent. muscular back...
    WeOnlyHaveNow WeOnlyHaveNow 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 8

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    "steely-eyed bunny wabbits" she smells like perfumed soaps and spray paints i want parts of her reality in unnatural ways steely-eyed bunny wabbits couldn't be more bold as she is...