Who will be our next Rascal?

We need YOUR help! Help create a life changing experience for a child who has been bullied relentlessly due to their special needs. Check out the potential Rascals below.

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Jay is seventeen years old and has Autism and an intellectual disability. He has gone through things that no child or young man should endure. Until 3 years old Jay was exposed to physical and mental abuse by his biological Mother's boyfriend and put into care with his Grandmother who's boyfriend continued the abuse Jay by butting out all over his body. At age 4 on an unsupervised overnight visit with his mother he was bashed severely by another boyfriend. As Jay has grown up life has became increasingly harder for him, he has gone from being the popular funny Jay to being exploited, taken advantage of, and bullied. This has been mainly by school peers as he has only one friend outside of school, who is also autistic.
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Ethan has Asperger Syndrome and ADHD, and constantly finds himself isolated from other children and bullied both emotionally and physically. Ethan has only one friend and even that friend doesn't always play with him. Other kids call him names and say he "has germs don't touch him". His friends are mainly his brothers and sisters that he plays with. He doesn't get invited to play dates and has never been invited to a party. Ethan has said, "I just want to get invited to parties...to have friends". This kills his father, who just wants to see his little boy happy.
READ ETHAN'S STORY
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Jake suffers from primary anxiety, ADHD, and ASD. This means that Jake struggles in social situations, with him having an impaired ability to communicate and interact in social situations. Jake therefore finds it difficult to make friends due to his unique behaviour. The social isolation he experiences is only compounded by Jake attending the Learning Support Unit, with other children referring to him as a "retard", an "idiot", and a "moron".
READ JAKE'S STORY
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Nate has been heavily bullied by the same group of children since he started primary school. Growing up with Autism (Aspergers), ADHD, ODD, OCD, Anxiety and Sleep Association Disorder, he feels he has always been looked at differently and blames himself for being bullied. Nate says "Sometimes brains are different and my brain wires make things hard for me. I don't know why they can't just fix my wires".
READ NATE'S STORY
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Kristen has been subject to prolonged emotional abuse. Verbally harrased by other children on a weekly basis, her mum has had no choice but to move her to a different school. Kristen is now shy and struggles to make friends. Her lunchtime involves sitting alone, as the other children either bully Kristen, or leave her isolated, not allowing her to join in.
READ KRISTEN'S STORY
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Seth is on the Autism Spectrum, and suffers from ADHD, OCD, and severe anxiety, whilst also having a developmental delay and low muscle tone. Seth has been kicked, punched and spat on, and been called dumb and stupid by children at this school. He has had now had to go on medications for his severe anxiety and depression OCD as a result.
READ SETH'S STORY
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Lauryn has a diagnosis of ADHD, ASD, Anxiety and a Non-Verbal Learning disorder. She is constantly bullied by her peers telling her to go "kill herself". One group of girls made a video pretending to be Lauryn and put it on SNAPCHAT and shared it with all of the other students in her year level. She comes home crying at night about why she is so 'different' from the other girls, saying "Mum, look what they have done, why are they doing this to me I am so embarrassed".
READ LAURYN'S STORY
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Azarleuz suffers from Autism and Anxiety which often makes him feel isolated, unworthy and finds social situations distressing as autism often affects both the verbal and non-verbal cues making interactions very stressful and confusing. Azarleuz has often found school quite difficult and sometimes falls behind. He is currently in grade four, however due to his inability to processes informaiton he is only up to grades one or two level school work. Because of this he gets teased from the children and has been called 'silly and dumb' with some children going to the extent of pushing Azarleuz in the playground, throwing bark  at him and has been called names and sworn at.
READ AZARLEUZ'S STORY
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William suffers from ADHD and social anxiety. He walks around alone at lunch time and recess, finding it difficult to maintain friendships. Not only do other children mock him by copying his involuntary ticks, but a group of boys have been beating him up a few times a week. One incident, William was pushed to the ground and kicked repeatedly in the stomach, ribs, and groin area. William told his mum, "I just wanted them to stop, my tummy hurt and I couldn't get up".
READ WILLIAM'S STORY
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Peter has been diagnosed with high functioning ASD, hightened sensitivities and above average intelligence. This combination makes Peter have unique personality traits - Think Sheldon from Big Bang Theory. His heightened sensitives mean that Peter finds it hard to be in noisey loud environments or in large crowds of people. It also means that when put in these situations he can become easily frustrated and act out. Throughout Peter's schooling life he hasn't been able to make many friendships because other students have found him to be different and weird.
READ PETER'S STORY
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450+ kids completed suicide in the last year alone, with another 4000+ attempts - 80% of this being due to bullying.
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Children with a disability are 3 to 4 times more likely to be bullied.
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67% of children with Autism are bullied on a weekly basis
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No child deserves to be bullied let alone a child with special needs.

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