I want to share my story about being bullied. I am 12 years old and I have Autism. I do things sometimes that make sense to me but not to other people. I wave my hands and move my body in certain patterns when I feel nervous and excited. I call this “my patterns”. My patterns help me calm down and make sense of my world.
Since I was in Pre-K, some kids have done and said mean things to me. Even if I act like I didn’t notice, I did notice and it makes me feel bad. Sometimes it makes me cry. When kids look at me or talk to me in mean ways, it makes me feel unimportant, ugly and stupid.
I’m like other kids in many ways. I love to listen to music, going outside, swimming and bowling. I want to make friends but it’s hard for me to know how to do that. If other kids would talk to me, they would see I am a nice person. Just remember, you don’t have to blow out someone else’s candle so your’s can shine brighter.
6th Grade (HCMS)
Letter to the Editor: Autistic child speaks out on bullying
September 25, 2012 by 9 Comments