Whenever I hear people say the r-word at my school, I ALWAYS try to make an effort to tell them that that word is offensive and they shouldn't use it.View Story ▼Whenever I hear people say the r-word at my school, I ALWAYS try to make an effort to tell them that that word is offensive and they shouldn't use it. I have many friends with disabilities. One of my friends Rachael has autism but she is lower functioning on the spectrum. She can talk but she has a stuttering issue along with it. But I can tell you this, she is the sweetest girl and she is just so happy and friendly. I hope later in life to be a theraputic riding instructor and help autistic kids on horses and make a change in this world. To all the people out there that use the R-word, please stop using this word because you don't know who you're hurting. You'll say "but I'm not DIRECTLY talking about people with special needs" but you're wrong. Every time you use that word, you are STEREOTYPING PEOPLE WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES!!!! SO PLEASE STOP!!!!
About Kaela Fields:My name is Kaela. I was born with high functioning autism. Through my elementary school years, I was always the outcast. I never felt like in. Fast forward to now--I have many friends.View less ▲