I felt the need to blog about this. It may not be relevant to some readers, but I think it just goes to show the mentality of some folks that we share this world with.
Over the past few months, I have made a bunch of Facebook friends with some incredible men and women dealing with Autism in their lives. I "met" a lot of them in the chat room for the AutismOne conference. We sat in our respective homes, in different cities, states, and countries all logged on to learn what we could since we couldn't attend the Chicago event. While watching, listening to incredible speakers,and learning new information, we chatted about the topics, our kids, and our world of Autism. Many of us added each other on FB. I am so happy to have "met" these folks. We share information, give support, and provide some much needed comic relief to this sometimes crazy world we live in.
I have met folks from Canada, Europe, and Australia. Parents from California, New York, and everywhere in between. All different in so many aspects, yet all the same in the fact we are live with autism everyday.
I am proud too "know" so many of these folks...some true "celebrities" in the community. Kim Stagliano, Curt Linderman, and the one and only "Tanner's Dad" to name a few:) I have met a few that I wish lived closer so we could hang out...truly great folks!! Warrior Parents who won't take no for an answer.
Over the past few days, I have seen numerous posts about people harassing, stalking, starting fights, and even creating fake profiles to mess with people. SERIOUSLY??!!?? REALLY?? I use FB to vent, check in with folks, and share info. If you have time to harass and stalk, you have too much damn time on your hands. Here's an idea! Take your kids outside, go build blocks with them, ride a bike, or read a book. My peeps don't have time for this cyber high school bullshit, we have children we are trying to heal! We are struggling to keep families together, pay bills, fight insurance companies, prevent meltdowns, stay pseudo-sane, and clean up shit...literally! If we can't be united in this front, regardless of our beliefs, then you aren't fighting in my battle and you are certainly not on my team. I have not had any issues personally but I see some folks really getting put through the ringer and it is bullshit!
I don't agree with everything everyone says, but we can agree to disagree...this is the beauty of human intellect! So, to anyone who doesn't agree with my views, language, politics, or religious beliefs and simply can't accept them...the remove button is on the lower left had of my wall...feel free to use it. And when you are done with that, go kick rocks.....