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Adults With Special Needs: Why Are We Less Patient With Them?
 
# 1 : Saturday 4-6-2016 @ 12:22
 
 
People now a day are all about children with special needs and how we all have to bend backwards to accomodate them at schools and everywhere.
But as soon as they are grown up, no longer cute, and especially if they are not attractive, suddenly our patience disappears!

Special needs are for life, and the adults ones need even more support because otherwise they feel very alone. So why do we reject them once they are adults? What is different?
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# 2 : Saturday 4-6-2016 @ 12:42
 
 
Someone said :
People now a day are all about children with special needs and how we all have to bend backwards to accomodate them at schools and everywhere.
But as soon as they are grown up, no longer cute, and especially if they are not attractive, suddenly our patience disappears!

Special needs are for life, and the adults ones need even more support because otherwise they feel very alone. So why do we reject them once they are adults? What is different?

So you've made lots of assumptions here

Our patience for adults with ID disappears because they age

We reject adults with ID

What are your assumptions built on?
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# 3 : Saturday 4-6-2016 @ 16:26
 
 
Someone said :
People now a day are all about children with special needs and how we all have to bend backwards to accomodate them at schools and everywhere.
But as soon as they are grown up, no longer cute, and especially if they are not attractive, suddenly our patience disappears!

Special needs are for life, and the adults ones need even more support because otherwise they feel very alone. So why do we reject them once they are adults? What is different?

Hope you are speaking for yourself
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# 4 : Saturday 4-6-2016 @ 16:28
 
 
This is a very strange thread.
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# 5 : Saturday 4-6-2016 @ 16:40
 
 
Someone said :
This is a very strange thread.

Sun stroke perhaps...
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# 6 : Saturday 4-6-2016 @ 18:39
 
 
Someone said :

So you've made lots of assumptions here

Our patience for adults with ID disappears because they age

We reject adults with ID

What are your assumptions built on?

Not only are the opening comments in this thread full of assumptions and nonsense, they are also offensive.
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# 7 : Saturday 4-6-2016 @ 22:14
 
 
The PC brigade are out I see.

Nee Naw Nee Naw
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# 8 : Sunday 5-6-2016 @ 00:27
 
 
A stir the pot thread from Eithne dressed up as genuine concern. Quelle surprise as my sophisticated Parisian friends would say, as they catwalk to their bijou lingerie petits magasins in Boulevard St Nexistepas, Veuve in one hand, Voltaire in the other.
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# 9 : Sunday 5-6-2016 @ 11:04
 
 
Someone said :
The PC brigade are out I see.

Nee Naw Nee Naw

They are. And in the meantime they turn a blind eye to people excluding adults with special needs all around us. In a previous "job", I pushed for a program to recruit people with special needs on the same level as people who are physically handicaped. They were only promoting visible handicap, but I insisted it was also important to help people with invisible diversity and I did it in parallel of helping with the LGBT group and insisting that the "T" was not just there for decoration, but that we needed to insist on sexual identity too!
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# 10 : Sunday 5-6-2016 @ 11:15
 
 
Someone said :

They are. And in the meantime they turn a blind eye to people excluding adults with special needs all around us.!

Know this for a fact do you?
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# 11 : Sunday 5-6-2016 @ 11:26
 
 
Someone said :

Know this for a fact do you?

When someone in a group is excluded because he is "disruptive" and "annoying" and "OCD", so his conversations can be outside what people are used to. And when that is a person with special needs, it should be considered.
And all around us, people are excluded from socializing because they are annnoying. People find Sheldon on TV to be endearing, but in real life he would live alone, unemployed, with his mother, and people would be mean to him when he tries to go out of his shell and reach out, because his conversation is not following social conventions.

If you see who I am talking about...
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# 12 : Sunday 5-6-2016 @ 11:30
 
 
Someone said :

When someone in a group is excluded because he is "disruptive" and "annoying" and "OCD", so his conversations can be outside what people are used to. And when that is a person with special needs, it should be considered.
And all around us, people are excluded from socializing because they are annnoying. People find Sheldon on TV to be endearing, but in real life he would live alone, unemployed, with his mother, and people would be mean to him when he tries to go out of his shell and reach out, because his conversation is not following social conventions.

If you see who I am talking about...

Said posters special needs were not ignored on this site by any of us I think.
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# 13 : Sunday 5-6-2016 @ 11:34
 
 
Someone said :

Said posters special needs were not ignored on this site by any of us I think.

But no one seems to think excluding him was not the solution. And now people can look away because someone else did they all wanted to see happen. Remmove them from sight once they are not cute anymore. But that's not the topic here, so I'll not mention it again. Just so you know where I come from.
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# 14 : Sunday 5-6-2016 @ 11:43
 
 
Someone said :

But no one seems to think excluding him was not the solution. And now people can look away because someone else did they all wanted to see happen. Remmove them from sight once they are not cute anymore. But that's not the topic here, so I'll not mention it again. Just so you know where I come from.

He was never excluded in discussions on threads. In fact he was a very big part of them. He was banned for breaking forum rules. Simple as!!
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# 15 : Sunday 5-6-2016 @ 11:54
 
 
Someone said :

He was never excluded in discussions on threads. In fact he was a very big part of them. He was banned for breaking forum rules. Simple as!!

If we applied the same principles in schools... then most of children with special needs would never make it to the mainstream classes! Are pass exams if the rules were the same for everyone, special needs or not.
Is that not what "special needs" mean?
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