Bullied By Autism Non Profits for Being Mentally IlleBook - 2015
Travis shares how the autism non-profit organizations bully him because he has schizophrenia. He talks about how the autism non-profit organizations treated him differently once he received a mental health diagnosis. Travis shares how the autis-non profits banned him from all of their events and said that they could not help him simply because he had schizophrenia. Travis releases personal details about the bullying that took place from autism non-profit organizations. Travis was used to being bullied in school but he thought that adults running non-profit organizations could never be bullies. Travis shares how the autism non-profits emailed him and told him they did not want anything to do with him while he was in the hospital recovering from a psychotic episode. He shares how the autism non-profit organization asked him not to come to any of their events because he was now mentally ill. Travis hopes that by sharing his story of bullying and triumph to overcome the bullying that more parents and educators will become aware of how the non-profit sector and the autism non-profit organizations themselves work. This is an excellent book to educate yourself about non-profit organizations in the autism community. Here is an excerpt from the book."I feel like a lot of the decisions that autism non-profits make are more politically driven than they are medically driven. I believe there are many autism non-profits who benefit from people having autism and they are sometimes working to keep people with autism from getting help. The autism non-profits did not want to help me at all because I was higher functioning. I had an autism diagnosis but I was too high functioning. The autism non-profits were only interested in helping people who were lower-functioning and while that is fine I wish there was an autism non-profit who had an interest in helping people who were higher functioning like I am. There is a big myth that if you are higher functioning you are automatically okay and do not need any help. Even though I was still on the autism spectrum I was not low functioning enough to qualify for any services. Fortunately for me I am high functioning enough that I started googling and researching and finding services on my own. Once I found out there were services out there for people like me I began emailing state officials asking them to provide me with the services I thought were medically necessary."--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Travis Breeding, 2015.
Branch Call Number: EBOOK
Characteristics: data file 1 online resource.