Here are real questions UKIP should be asking, but then again, they are UKIP after all Michael McBride
This day is very personal for me because autism is something I hear almost daily in my household because my younger brother has it. A lot of people seem to think autism makes you dumb and crazy, in my opinion this is totally and utterly wrong. My brother is one of the most smartest people I know, he is a history and science expert and when I say expert I mean he is amazingly well educated on these subjects. He could tell you everything about World War 2 and Irish History. He is also currently reading up on rocket science.He used to love to play with his coloured cars and if you stole one he could tell right away someone had been messing about with his toys.
But does autism have a downside ? Yes it does, my brother although he is 13 he still has a speech problem, he speaks like a 7 year old, he is not childish in anyway, he just mispronounces a lot words and his hand writing isnt great either. Saying that, he is a fantastic reader. He also has a social problem, socializing with other kids has been always a massive problem for him, he thinks everyone is looking at him and making fun of him behind his back.
My brother started high school last year, this was a massive leap for him, we struggled alot to decide what high school to send him to, my brother before hand went to a protestant primary school because to our knowledge there wasnt any ASD units in catholic primary schools. We ended up sending my brother to my high school, an all boys catholic high school, in which at the time I was still attending. We were promised by the principle that he would have a class assistant to look after him and that he wouldnt be forced to do anything he didnt want to do (i.e PE)
I thought things were going to be fine and he would enjoy his experience at the high school but I couldnt of been more wrong. In about 4 weeks after he started school and by the way at the time I was getting ready for my GCSE tests, things started to go wrong I was doing my GCSE ICT course work when I got called by one of the teachers to go down to the quiet room and that my brother wanted to talk to me. I went down to the quiet room only to find my brother barricading himself with tables and his assistant just standing there not knowing what to do, I looked at my brother who was not cooperating with me or the class room assistant, he was very angry and was crying, I also noticed he had a massive red mark on his head, which to me suggested that he was banging his head of the wall in rage. The assistant suggested she should leave me and my brother alone to sort it out so she left, my brother wouldnt even look at me, I had never seen him like this before, I got abit angry with him because no matter how many times I tried to talk to him he wouldnt look at me and answer me.
He finally talked, he said that the assistant teacher was ignoring him and chatting to other teachers about him, to other people that doesnt seem like a big deal but because he has a temper problem and was very paranoid, this was a massive deal. I couldnt get him to calm down, eventually his assistant stepped back into the room, I told her up front that I couldnt calm him down so she said to just return back to my class. So I didnt see my brother for the rest of the day until I got home. The first person I saw was my mother she seemed pretty happy, I asked her well, what do you think about what happened today? Assuming she already knew, she replied “What happened today?” I was gobsmacked, Im not surprised my brother didnt tell her but the school never phoned my mum or dad to tell them what had happened that day I was furious. I told her what happened and she ended up phoning the school and she got a meeting arranged with the principle.
After the meeting, my mum told me what he had said, he said the assistant teacher wasnt even fully qualified for taking care of kids with autism and that she is a good friend of the principle, but he told my mum not to worry he sent her home with a tape on autism.
My jaw dropped, so you are telling me there is a women who knows nothing about autsim looking after my wee brother, I was furious and so was my parents. We felt let down by the school, they started forcing my brother to do PE which we were promised that they wouldnt do, which made him come home in a very aggressive mood, to the point where he was trying to cut himself with the sharp edges of compasses. We found lots of hidden compasses all around his room, I have no idea where he got them from. We ended up taking my brother out of the school because it only kept on getting worse and worse. Currently he is attending a integrated high school in which he is doing very well in, there is a couple of things id like to say before I end this.
Id like to say shame on the catholic church for making it a nightmare for my brother to receive his first holy communion and confirmation he still hasnt made his confirmation by the way, just because he attended a protestant primary school and not a catholic one. And shame on the department of education for the lack of ASD units in Northern Ireland. There is so much more I could write but I think thats enough for one day.
Happy world autism awarness day everyone - Michael McBride
I asked a baby about his thoughts on imperialism and American influence in Syria. The motherfucker giggled.
dont talk shit about my shitty country only people who live here can do that
For me this is pretty embarrassing, the first pic is of me back in 2012 even though I’m not the happiest person in the world I was pretty much going through a rough time a really rough time. So I started to eat and that sort of stuff. Near the end of that summer in August I started to get my shit together and started boxing and eating healthy. The summer of 2012 has left me with severe anxiety and anger problems till this very day. And from 2012 my weight has been going up and down. I started getting back on track with the diet and excercise last November. I’ve lost 15 lbs since November. Even now I’m not exactly skinny, but I’m working on it. The secound pic I took yesterday. This thing is not going to beat me. yeeeoooo
BUT HE HAD 7 KIDS AND A WIFE TO FEED SO HE ENDED UP OWNING A GROCERY STORE AFTER SERVING IN WW2
TODAY MY DAD WAS CLEANING THE HOUSE AND FOUND SOME PENCIL DRAWINGS THAT MY GRANDPA DID AND ASKED IF I WANTED TO HAVE THEM AND I
CAN WE JUST LOOK AT THIS
MY BAD WEBCAM PICTURES DON’T EVEN DO THEM JUSTICE LIKE LOOK AT THESE
MY GRANDPA NEVER BECAME A FAMOUS ARTIST
BUT I WANT TO MAKE HIM KNOWN