Friday, May 30, 2008

Petition to Fire Ms. Portillo!

Okay all you out there in blogland, time to make a difference! Here is an online petition to FIRE that awful teacher in Florida from my previous post! Let's keep this going...
Just click on the word "FIRE"


It was around 7pm and Nick had fallen asleep on the floor under the ceiling fan. This is his most favorite place to be. He relaxes himself while watching the hypnotic spinning of the fan. He is at total peace with himself and the world. He often falls asleep under the fan in this manner. I went over to him and layed down next to his sleeping body. I took his "Nicholasness" all in. His long curly eyelashes, his button nose, his fine blonde hair, and his smell. His oh so sweet smell. Most four year olds have lost that "baby" smell-but Nick still has it. I lay beside him and kiss him gently on the forehead and on his cheek. He is simply PERFECT.

Sweet Alex Barton; the Five year old who was voted out of his class by his hideous teacher, you are PERFECT just the way you are! You have so many people who will stand with you and your family! The whole WORLD is in your corner little man!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Beyond Words...

I don't know if any of you out there in blogland have heard of this story yet, but it is simply disgusting and a prime example of ignorance. A teacher in FLORIDA had a 5yr old boy who is in the process of being diagnosed with high functioning autism (HFA or Asperger's Syndrome), stand in his classroom and be "voted out" by his classmates! FIVE YEARS OLD!! Read on in the article and you will hear how most people view kids like Nick. They are viewed as "disgusting", "disruptive", "violent", the list goes on. This is what we have to deal with. This is an outrage! It is 2008 people..why are these children being taught how to "hate" anyone who is different? This little boy has been traumatized in a way that NO FIVE YEAR old should! Autism is not "Disgusting". I cannot type right now...I am too furious and heartbroken.