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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 122 People

    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 11 Responses Mar 15, 2011

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    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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    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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    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 52 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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    My older bro has Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD and Aspergers. People look at him weirdly and when they do I always say: "He isn't a freak show so stop staring!"
    SoulWriter17 SoulWriter17 16-17, M 6 Responses Jul 8

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    I remember riding the bus to school as a kid and this one kid calling the bus for mentally and physically disabled kids "the retard bus" I don't remember his name but I resent...
    SuperblackSER SuperblackSER 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 4

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    today i saw him again...i was determined i won't care,he will pass next to me and i won't even look at him...but it didn't happen that way it never does...not in the last 6 months...
    innermeee innermeee 18-21, F Jul 9

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    i'd wish people stop lying about how they love me.
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F Jun 29

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    At work, since I'm the only single and available and most of my co-workers are taken either married or just have some boyfriends out there. I am always the target to be paired up...
    nbsbgal nbsbgal 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 17

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    People don't understand disabled people because they are, (excuse my language) stuck up little *******. They think people that are a bit different from them are weird. If you've...
    Mikaylaxo Mikaylaxo 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 29

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    Do you know even staring too long is rude? I always try to avoid staring at someone who has disabilities. It's because if you stare too long at someone, it may cause them to think...
    flyoffsomewhere flyoffsomewhere 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    My sis is five and is autistic. We were born six years apart yet it seems like we are twins. It burns like hell to see people pointing and staring at her as if she was possessed. I...
    IAmARebel IAmARebel 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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    I thinking making fun of disabled people is one of the most ignorant things someone can do. Honestly, I think people who make fun of disabled people have issues with themselves and...
    XxMarxX XxMarxX 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 5

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    It disgusts me to no end to see people actively insulting or making fun of a disabled person, for something which cannot be helped. It makes me want to smack them over the back of...
    Anth1290 Anth1290 22-25, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    People who make fun of someone who is disabled are some of the lowest people on earth. 👊
    brizle brizle 22-25, F 15 Responses Jul 5

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    My mother is a Special Education teacher and her sister, my aunt, was severely disabled and died at the age of 17 due to a bad lung transplant. I hate to hear the word "retard...
    HappyHart5 HappyHart5 16-17, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I have sounds bifida and when I go out in public of course I get the strange looks. They don't really bother me anymore. What really bothers me is when I'm out with my friends or I...
    HaleyP HaleyP 18-21, F 4 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I'm disabled & I can't understand how some people can be so cruel
    JustaConfusedteen JustaConfusedteen 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 5

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    When I see someone that may be disabled in some sort of way physically, emotionally, behaviorally, or mentally and that they are made fun of, it really irritates me!!! These...
    SummerJasmine SummerJasmine 41-45, F 5 Responses Jul 5

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    I recently became disabled. Over a year ago, a leg was amputated below the knee. I have a cousin that I think is ashamed of it, because if he takes me out,he wants me to wear long...
    vasekjohn vasekjohn 51-55, M 3 Responses Jul 10

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    I never understood why people felt like it was ok for them to do so. I've seen it happen a few times here and there throughout school when I was younger. And every time I saw it...
    SweetKrazyChill SweetKrazyChill 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 3

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    I hate what they do. My parents used to call me stupid and retarded because I couldn't process information exactly as well as other people could, I was uncoordinated, I got lost...
    Buckley4U Buckley4U 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    There's this girl in Special Education Class at my school. Her name is Victoria. And there's this really short boy at my school, Omar. They both are on my bus, and they don't get...
    BossiRossi BossiRossi 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    I really hate people who is be mean to people who have disable i know how they feel because I am someone how have disable
    kyledevares305512 kyledevares305512 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 5

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    I work for an organization in Iowa that provides services for individuals with mental illness, intellectual disabilities, and brain injuries. I currently work one on one with an...
    BigOwlEyes BigOwlEyes 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    It is none of your business how they look. What they do. Or why they do it. I don't care that your life is too boring that you have push your freaking nose into otherm people's...
    iamnoor iamnoor 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 27

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    That's not right man. They're human just like you me and the next guy I don't know why people be treating em like they animals
    dre07 dre07 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 5

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    Hey guys don't get so angry its not worth it . If anything don't get angry but pity all those who do it as its ignorance and fear of the unknown makes people do it . Feel sorry for...
    beastman111 beastman111 46-50, M Jul 5

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    Seriously! Like who are you to judge?? I hate people who do this, if your going to do it, don't associate yourself with me. It's disgusting!! They already have other things to...
    thanamesnyaa thanamesnyaa 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 7

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    It's just so stupid of people to do this. They don't have to say a word. But when they do, And it's just one word, A whole world is shattered.
    GigiCoeli GigiCoeli 18-21, F 9 Responses 6 days ago

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    it's ignorant and downright disgusting. I have spina bifida and am in a wheelchair and i've had crap from people all my life. Its damn low and those idiots should be ashamed of...
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I'm probably one of them with my track record. I'm great with other peoples kids and other peoples life's but I can always give the kids back etc but the accolades go on and on...
    jadedover101 jadedover101 22-25 1 Response Jul 3

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    I believe that some people should have kids too. I know this lady that beats her autistic child because she can't handle how different he is. She also makes her kids lie about her...
    Samaccino Samaccino 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Bullying is something that I hate very much. Its a subject that can have an un-expecting turnout. It shares different emotions, or physical pain, or hurt inside u. I am trying to...
    Aram8361 Aram8361 18-21, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have hated bullying my whole life. When I was 6, my inspirations told me what bullying can do to people. Unfortunately, some impulsive people in our world want power, and they're...
    Aram8361 Aram8361 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    Have you seen the young Mum in the shop trying to get her young daughter who doesn't want to leave without this toy, that packet of sweets, behave and frustrated she starts...
    Paca24 Paca24 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 7

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    There should be an iq test amongst other intelligence tests before you can have kids
    smadathehut smadathehut 22-25, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I hide it a lot, but really, I can't stop having an extremely negative/pessimistic outlook on everything. "Do you want to group up with me to do (subject here) homework?" You...
    Revii Revii 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    I smile so they cannot not see I laugh so they cannot hear I do not think that I'm depressed But the symptoms piling up I laugh to stop the crying I smile to stop the pain I do...
    MismatchedIdeas MismatchedIdeas 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    Seriously, some people are just not fit to be parents. A particular 4 year old's mother for instance. It's my boyfriend's son's mother. She can't hold a job, lives at home with...
    xXFemmeFataleXx xXFemmeFataleXx 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    If you can't take care of yourself how are you suppose to take care of a newborn? Or a toddler? If you can't sustain yourself then how could you feed your hungry children? I'm not...
    HappyHart5 HappyHart5 16-17, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    This poem is called Instructions: We need some instructions because this is a disruption to- Young minds are self destructing- Man I'm sick of this corruption- Don't want no ped...
    loudd03 loudd03 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    Have you noticed all the posts about people who feel suicidal, depressed, feeling lost and alone? Do you ever feel the urge to help them? To say something that will brighten...
    dreadheadgal dreadheadgal 22-25, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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