Thursday, September 18, 2014

ACC is...

(I freely admit adapting this from someone else's Facebook post, I saw it and it reminded me of myself immediately:)

  • ACC and ASD are being bullied just because you see things differently or do things differently.
  • ACC and ASD are when you have to suppress who you are in order to be accepted,
    even though those who claim to accept you may never really like you.
  • ACC and ASD are when you see people around you acting funny as if something is wrong;
    you wonder what is causing them to act that way only to find later that it was you they were reacting to.
  • ACC and ASD are the shame and embarrassment parents feel when friends
    question their child's behaviors. Many children are punished for behaviors they cannot control.
  • ACC and ASD are suddenly screaming at a friend who was angered because you are confused about an emotion they've shown attached to something they've said which does not make sense, so you inquire and they take it wrong.
  • ACC and ASD are being so desperate for friends that you are willing to buy things in order to entice friendships, but still devastated years later when your "friends" tell you they were only using you.
  • ACC and ASD are when family members don't want to be around you anymore because you have absolutely nothing in common. It is as if being shunned for bad behavior or becoming a pre-teen or teen means you've aged-out of being accepted.
  • ACC and ASD are when your 5th grade teacher doesn't question why you walked out of the classroom nor does she make any attempt to call you back.
  • ACC and ASD are being left behind, forgotten, ignored. It is a lacking.
    The lack of ability for people to see your beauty, truth, intelligence and viability.

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