Skip to comments.You're opinions need to be educated.....
Posted on 01/22/2007 4:50:05 PM PST by Charleyne
Here's a recent blog.....This is the writing of an obvious ignorant woman, so, to Helen Ford from Charleyne Stumpf....."education is pertinent in order for me to respect your opinion, you obviously have no education, therefore have not earned my respect."
Helen Ford Says: January 22nd, 2007 at 9:43 am One suggestion, although not Politically Correct, place the adolescents who are on psych meds in an environment all their own. They obviously have trouble mixing in with the general population, who have enough to cope with as it is.
I realize not all of you have children, or young children in school.......nevermind a child with a special need, and/or on any type of medication, (maybe you have a sibling or a friend that this matter could effect) however, this unfortunate event concerns me. The seriousness and capability that this subject has, of creating a false sense of fear among Special Needs children, is alarming...I am not saying that the death of a high school student should be ignored, however, I was under the impression that we are all innocent until we are proven guilty. All of the facts are not even out yet, and many are speculating and persecuting this mentally challenged boy prematurely. The potential for negative media in regard to the (an already feared) special needs community is apparent, so I am asking you to slow down and think before you judge.
I cannot control the general public and/or media, so I am simply asking you to not succumb immediately to negative conversations, articles and blogs.....I am not asking you to support either side, I am just asking you to educate yourselves on this disorder if, and/or before you make, and/or express your opinion, whatever it may be, based upon your own personal beliefs. If you have any questions or concerns, call or emil me, I'll be happy to answer them to the best of my ability. If I don't know the answer, I will find it for you. You can also contact Sue Loring who is the director of the Autism Resource Center in West Boylston. I am sure she would also be happy to answer your questions in regard to Asberger's Syndrome, Autism and / or PDD. Sue can be emailed at email@example.com
If this occurance is turned into a media circus, although 99.9% of every violent action in schools across the United States, was perputrated by "typical" children.......without even hearing the facts, those who are ignorant are discarding the previous, and are suggesting that this wouldn't have occured if there was (and now should be implemented ) segregation of children on meds, and probably any child on Autism Spectrum (FYI, there is a very small percentage of children on the spectrum who are on medication, so please, do not immediately assume if you know of a child with an Autism diagnosis, that they are on medication)..... Is this woman suggesting to implement an addendum to patient confidentiality and all of our children's medical history can be disclosed to each year's classmate's parents, or do we now begin discriminating against only those who are on medication and mandate disclosure? Will this spill over to disclosure of our medical history in our workplaces as well? Maybe Helen's medical history should be posted on the web for all of us to view......wouldn't that be embarrassing if the all knowing Helen ever had a STD?
If we need to segregate kids on psych meds, how many ADD, ADHD, BiPolar, etc. children are there in our schools who are on Ritalin, Adderall, Concerta, Stratera, etc.? I thought our society was supposed to progress, not digress.......It's one thing to have "Peanut Free Classrooms" but this kind of intelligence is absurd and I hope some of you agree, I know not all of you will and that's ok with me. I thought we overcame segregation many years ago. Do the desegregation laws only pertain to color?
Thank you for your time.
This is a poem I wrote to my son:
My Little Inspiration
This wasn't the path I dreamed you would take
With each day that goes on, there is far more at stake
Autism is unknown, to others around
They think that you're spoiled, strange, or wound
The day that you changed and joined your own world
I thought I would die, the reality was something unheard
We saw doctor after doctor, test after test
Eight long months later, the doctors could attest
He is "on the Spectrum" I heard, but didn't understand
"Can you speak English to me"...I did demand
PDD, EI, IEP, as these acronyms were introduced
Your world was looking better to me, I could not deduce
I put you on a bus when you were 2 years of age
School, an hour away, I had to trust those who were strange
I cried longer than you, I actually still do
We have a long road to travel, me and you
Doctors said one thing, SPED gave another
My frustration was obvious, sometimes wondered why I bothered
I did not back down then and never will
I can attest to your progress, your battle is uphill
The teachers/therapists at school have played a huge part
Of your development and growth, how do I thank them, don't know where to start
You always have a smile, it brightens every room
You taught yourself to read, your memory is incredible,
I now think positive, rather than doom
No matter which path you go down, mom will be there
For better or worse, I'll help you steer
I admire your drive; you have such a strong will
You never give up; you never have your fill
Others should observe other than judge
You could teach them, how not to begrudge
You've taught me a lot, I am not the same
That's ok with me; it was time for a change
I love you so much; you're my life, my heart, my soul
I'm here till the end, until I grow old
Your inspiration is great, I feel privileged to be your mother
What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?
The breakfast of champions
Er ... I don't know that ... Aaaaarrrrrrggghhh!
Just curious: For what reason was the WTF cat pic, (#18) posted to this thread, pulled?
Hang in there Charleyne, and welcome to FR. Don't mind the snarls. We're all a bunch of harmless fuzzballs.
Can I do it without permission?
Averaging the above numbers and plugging them in to the Strouhal equation for cruising flight (fA/U = 7 beats per second * 0.18 meters per beat / 9.5 meters per second) yields a Strouhal number of roughly 0.13:
... indicating a surprisingly efficient flight pattern falling well below the expected range of 0.2–0.4.
Although a definitive answer would of course require further measurements, published species-wide averages of wing length and body mass, initial Strouhal estimates based on those averages and cross-species comparisons, the Lund wind tunnel study of birds flying at a range of speeds, and revised Strouhal numbers based on that study all lead me to estimate that the average cruising airspeed velocity of an unladen European Swallow is roughly 11 meters per second, or 24 miles an hour.
Are you suggesting that coconuts migrate?
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