Sunday, May 9, 2010

Secret message for mom.

Do you remember when you used to read Robert Munch to me at bedtime? Sometimes the mother would say "This kid is driving me crazy!"
How many times did you read me this story? More, equal to or less times than the times that I did in fact drive you crazy?
Don't worry, when you are older I will love you forever.
You will always be THE MOM.
Even if I do in fact drive you crazy!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Does my speech mean it is a good choice no it does not

I do not tell people I have a little autism.
I do tell people on this website, but not people that I know.

I do not like how people behave already. I have a speech therapist.  This is because of the way I speak.
I have a question.  Why is it that we do not call her a speach therapist or speak therapist? I find it difficult to hear the difference between some speech sounds.  Such as er and or. The mom and the teacher have told me that this difficulty is one explanation of why spelling is difficult to learn.

I will talk more about this later.

I tell you about my speech because it is what the mom calls an obvious difference.  Whenever a kid has an obvious difference there is a risk that another kid will think this is a reason to bully.  My mom talks about these things.  How it is not my fault.

Technically speaking it does not matter about fault.  What matters is the result.  On Friday at 1:22 in the afternoon the result was a paper with the words Kick Me on my back.  On Friday the result was me explaining to my class why this was not acceptable.

There are 32 kids in my class.  19 are boy kids.  Only two boy kids plus me did not find this fun.  Only one girl found this fun.  Some of the boy kids that found this fun are my friends.  This does not make sense.

I did in fact use all the steps of conflict solving.
I evaluated the conflict.  This means to decide from 1 to 10 how serious a problem it is.  This problem started as a 2. By 2:42pm this problem was an 8.

I tried to talk about this problem using the tool "I".  This is when a person talks about their own sweet self not blame. I said own sweet self because these words are music for the mom.

I tried to leave the situation.

I did in fact find a grown up.  My question is why is this a step anyway? The grown ups enjoy telling kids to go back to the talk to them step.  We should think about moving the get a grown up step to the beginning.

I do not know any more steps that are acceptable so I was not happy.  To let my classmates know I was not happy I yelled.

The grown up came in and told me my yelling was not acceptable and did I want to go to the office young man.  I told this grown up that I would be thrilled.  I went to the office.  The man in charge called my mom.

Speech.  Technically speaking using dragon is cheating.  Dragon gives me choices when I say a word that it does not understand.  I do not have to spell.  I will tell the dragon go to sleep, that is a joke, and write with my fingers instead of dragon.  I do this so that you can see how my words sound.

no I af no dergun. mi seetsor saz I um a nurd.  my kwescin az tad bab?

That is too much work.   I will have the mom show me how to make a sound on this page.  The step dad does not learn computers.

After you people can hear my speech you can vote to put a kick me paper or not.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Autism Awareness, Circle Pacing and Manners

It is Autism Awareness.
I can go to the library and learn about autism except that technically speaking I have a little autism.

When mom told me I had some autism I disagreed.  I have friends with autism.  I am not them.  Mom had to explain to me that autism means different things to different people.  My question is why does this?  If pie is for after dinner, then what is this shepherd pie?  If pie is a treat then it should taste good. This happens often.  My question is at what age do you think that you are old?  My grandmother does not think she is old.  She looks old but I am not supposed to tell her. I am sure that she thinks people that are 100 are old.  In grade one children think that the grade six students are old.  Autism is like that I think.  Everyone has different thoughts of autism is then change when they change.  I go to a class to learn rules.  Rules are important.  Rules make people safe.  We look for cars on the road before we cross to be safe.  The same is true for people rules.  These rules are for having conversations, unexpected behaviour and seeing faces. My first day in this class the teacher was very strange.  She stood so close I could smell her.  When I started to talk to her she ran around.  Later she explained that these things are called unexpected.  I told my mom.  My mom laughed.  My mom said that other people sometimes felt my  behaviour was unexpected.  I did not agree.  My question is did you know that my telling the store lady about rabbits is unexpected  behaviour? If you were a store lady, would you not want to know this information?
 Did you know that technically speaking, most manners are just lies? My mom has told me that these are special lies with the name 'hugging lies'.  This was a joke for mom and me only but I  am sharing it with you today.
The joke is because when I was small hugs upset me.  My mom has told me that many people find hugs to be a comfort.  So manners are 'hugging lies' because many people find manners to be a comfort.
I do not.
I do not like lies.
Lies feel dangerous.
My question is did you know that lies are not true? It is not correct to lie.  Lies are wrong. 
My mom has told me that technically speaking, 'hugging lies' are not wrong.  They are manners to make many people feel comfortable.
Manners I have learned are:
1. Asking how your day is when I do not want to know.
2. Not saying anything about your body parts that are covered by clothing.
3. Not saying you are old.
4. Not saying anything about how you look unless you ask.  Then this lie is the lie of you looking great.
5. Using conversation words such as
         a)uh huh
         c) that is interesting

If the manner you are hoping I will have is not in this list too bad for you, oh well maybe next time. (That is a joke, that is what the grade K children are taught for coping with disappointment.   If you read my joke and felt it was not a joke then my joke is technically even more hilarious.)

If you meet me there are things you should know.  I am not deaf.  I can hear you.  I can hear you when I have my MP3 on.  Sometimes I do not want to talk.  Yelling at me will not make this a talking time. I do walk in circles.  I like circle pacing, it feels good.  Sometimes people tell me to stop. I do not like to look at your eyeballs.  I do not need to see your eyes to hear your words.  Do other people not hear without seeing eyeballs? How do these people use phones? In this I am the same as you but different.  Most people do not want to talk sometimes.  Yelling does not particularly make these people talk.

If you meet someone with some autism you should not make them look at your eyeballs.
That is all.