Artemis Levina’s View of Support Groups (or Lack Thereof)

Ah, support groups, a topic I never covered. Every parent with Spectrum kids and adults are so quick to jump on the bandwagon for once they hear there is one. But here are issues parents come across:

1. The kid’s deliberate refusal to go at first.

2. Does this group support your child or adult’s needs?

3. What part of the Spectrum are the people these groups in?

4. Will they be truthful and respectful of your kid/adult’s opinions?

My mother forced me to go to a support group in Manhattan two weeks ago and I hated it! I felt SO uncomfortable I wanted to go back home. I hated how these people were treated as well as myself. I didn’t like the fact that they still treated them like they were still in kindergarten and didn’t want to tell them what was really out there and how to stick up for themselves. I didn’t like how I got scolded for calling one kid Sheldon Cooper from the Big Bang Theory because of how he’s better in math than me. In addition, I didn’t like the fact that they didn’t correct him about his ideas lacking common sense. A ‘floor renamer’ is not a job and that ‘renamer’ is not a real word in the dictionary. Secondly, you can’t rename all the building  floors on April Fools Day because you can get easily arrested for vandalism and destruction of property.  I felt like I didn’t fit in. Thirdly, since when do all the bigwig Fortune 500 companies do ‘Teamwork with LEGOs’? It sounded kinda sketchy to me. He obviously didn’t get the warning signs of frustration and distrust of OPWDimwits when I decided to make and eco-friendly idiot blower upper (with solar panels). The only good things were there was free dinner and notebooks to write my nasty comments for random thought pages (comics or both) on. Otherwise, I wasn’t really thrilled. I can’t believe Mom wants me to go back to dumb bunny land next week! Yecch! It gave me nightmares on Sunday night! But dad wants me try again too. UGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I told my fellow blog author TKaspy all the hubbub and he laughed his butt off! He seems to be the only Spectrum who gets me.

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