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When I was 8 I was diagnosed with asperger syndrome

I never really had much difficulties aside from some social ones and I did very well in elementary school

When I entered middle school things changed when I was for some reason placed in the special ed program and things went really wrong then.

On the first day of school I went to my first class on my own and was immediately placed in detention (which meant being locked in a small room with minimal light with a teacher occasionally coming in and yellin at you) for the rest of the day for not going to class with my escort
The work was far below my ability and I knew everything I was supposed to learn in the classes simply from reading on the internet. I was not allowed to ever leave the presence of the special ed teachers and I was prohibited from talking to non special ed students.
I was highly disliked by the special ed teachers because when I was in detention I would never give in to their demands even when I was kept in it all day long. There was once a time that I attempted suicide but I failed, at that time I vowed to live so that I could take vengeance against the teachers.
There was once a time that I ran away shortly (not even a full day but the longest freedom I ever had) and there was a time when I vandalized the school but all that came from it was more control. The principal asked me what my motivation was and I said what happened to him and my parents but neither believed me. Which made me believe that the entire society was in on it. I eventualy realized that it wasn't the case but the teachers have still not been brought to justice

Eventually I managed to get into university and I was able to have the freedom to make my own choices. Although I still do have trouble integrating with normal people probably partially due to asperger syndrome but also due to the traumatic experiences that I had I have survived.

From my school survival expriences I have learned one thing that so many young people don't know today: resilience. I learned to never back down and always keep on fighting and although I wouldn't wish my experiences on anyone I have come out of it as a strong competent adult ready to change the world for the better regardless of what the world throws at me and I hope that this story inspires other users to do the same
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Wow... you've been around some awful people. And that "special ed" program sounds retarded.

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"Which made me believe that the entire society was in on it." Not too inaccurate actually, society is modeled around the school system. 'Asperger syndrome' and related things are made up as an excuse to treat people like that. There's nothing wrong with you.

Cheers! Smile
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