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Bullying

In this episode, I feature Joel Bethke who has Asperger Syndrome. Joel just started middle school last year and has dealt with bullying and taunting by his classmates. To help with this, Joel decided to write a paper about who he is to share with his school last November to come out about his diagnosis. Joel's paper is highlighted in the video and below:

This post is by Sheri Mellott

My husband Franklin retired after 23 years in the United States Navy, a decorated naval aviator and test pilot whose combat missions including flying in the opening strike of the Gulf War. During his final 24 months on active duty, all three of our children were diagnosed with special needs including two who were diagnosed on the autism spectrum. It was a blow to the family like we have never experienced nor ever could have imagined. Our dreams for the future began unraveling faster than we could anticipate.