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Normal People Suck PIOG

Posted by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 7:53 PM
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This is what our keynote speaker Jonathan Mooney told us today at the Statewide Conference in Kansas for kids with disabilities. The man himself has ADHD and Dyslexia. He is amazing! He told about how he grew up being 'one of those kids', one of those kids who could not sit still, could not read well, could not maintain a friendship. He dropped out in 6th grade with a suicide plan. He thought himself stupid because that is what school taught him. Lucky for us he did not carry out his suicide. He succeeded in life. He went back to school, and graduated. Then graduated from Brown University with a masters in English Lit. Amazing for a man who still does not read well. He told us 'disabled does not mean deficient.' He said that just because a child can't do it, does not mean they don't know it. And that schools need to wake up and realize that our kids are the future of this world. He was not talking about just Autism. He was talking all disablilities. He was talking about everyone. And he said Normal People Suck. He said if normal meant you lived in a glass house and judged anyone different, he did not want to be normal. My son has said the same thing and he's 11.  I strongly encourage you to Google Jonathan Mooney, he has two books he wrote. I bought one of them. He has a facebook page also. He's amazing. Thought i would share!

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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Mar. 9, 2013 at 7:54 PM
Nobody is normal
kansasmom1978
by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 7:55 PM

Exactly! But.........some people think they are


Quoting Anonymous:

Nobody is normal



Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Mar. 9, 2013 at 7:56 PM
1 mom liked this
I agree.

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Nobody is normal
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Mar. 9, 2013 at 7:57 PM
Only on Cafemom, lol.

Quoting kansasmom1978:

Exactly! But.........some people think they are



Quoting Anonymous:

Nobody is normal




Diamondblue1
by Silver Member on Mar. 9, 2013 at 7:57 PM
Cool:))
kansasmom1978
by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 7:58 PM


That's not true. There are people in the real word who think they are the icing on the cake. And those people are the ones I can't stand. They think they are better than everyone else.

Quoting Anonymous:

Only on Cafemom, lol.

Quoting kansasmom1978:

Exactly! But.........some people think they are



Quoting Anonymous:

Nobody is normal






Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Mar. 9, 2013 at 8:00 PM
It was a joke.

Quoting kansasmom1978:


That's not true. There are people in the real word who think they are the icing on the cake. And those people are the ones I can't stand. They think they are better than everyone else.


Quoting Anonymous:

Only on Cafemom, lol.



Quoting kansasmom1978:

Exactly! But.........some people think they are




Quoting Anonymous:

Nobody is normal








kansasmom1978
by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 8:54 PM


So sorry sometimes it's hard to catch that online. 

Quoting Anonymous:

It was a joke.

Quoting kansasmom1978:


That's not true. There are people in the real word who think they are the icing on the cake. And those people are the ones I can't stand. They think they are better than everyone else.


Quoting Anonymous:

Only on Cafemom, lol.



Quoting kansasmom1978:

Exactly! But.........some people think they are




Quoting Anonymous:

Nobody is normal










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