As an advocate I hear and see so many great things, I am blessed to be surrounded by so many kind, supportive and inspirational advocates, we all get on so well.
Then, very sadly I see the evil side. Not evil people as such, but certainly acts of cruelty, harassment, and bullying that I find shocking and unacceptable.
They are a minority and do not represent our community, but they do follow their egos and secret agendas.
Worst of all is that it is autistic people bullying other more vulnerable autistics and it is disgraceful and cowardly.
I am proud that my page, followers and ethos has been impeccable over nearly 8 years running of the page.
I want to make it publicly known that I feel fearful that one day a more vulnerable autistic person/parent or carer may be driven to suicide by these attacks and this is not acceptable.
This page condemns such acts of cyberbullying and will also not tolerate those who cyberbully, harass, stalk and threaten fellow advocates/autistics/ friends.
My page does not associate with such individuals and as a matter of politeness and courtesy I do not call out or name people on the page nor do I gossip.
To those who bully you are taking a huge risk, if someone is harmed you could be held responsible and might even face prosecution.
Remember there are cosequences for our actions and what we say, cyber bullying can be a criminal offence or liable to legal action.
Please be kind to each other, be inclusive, and build a community that leads by example.
As advocates no matter what our differences, we should be aware that we are working for the greater good of the community and not to use that as a tool for ego and petty agendas.
Thank you 💙🙏