So my son comes home from Jr. High yesterday saying that he's scared because some kids at school threatened to "jump" him. Me, the naive mom, had to ask what "jump him" meant, and now that I know, I'm steaming mad.
Like how dare these kids threaten to beat up my son who already has so much to overcome every single day?? If he were in a wheelchair, he'd be confronted with compassion, but since he has INVISIBLE disabilities, Asperger's Syndrome and Tourette's Syndrome, he's confronted with hostility.
Kids with Asperger's generally lack social skills, which makes Jr. High all the more challenging and terrifying. My son's Tourette's symptoms include loud, very disruptive vocal tics and physical movements that he cannot control. So he's got a double whammy -- a double wheelchair so to speak -- and yet he's teased, bullied, and misunderstood constantly throughout each day.
I'd fed up and wondering if there are other moms out there who have experienced this with their kids and how they handle it.