26 Feb '12, 1am

Krewe of Muses Inspires After Autistic Girl Bullied | Care2 Causes

Krewe of Muses Inspires After Autistic Girl Bullied | Care2 Causes

11-year-old Emily Mueller loves the Krewe of Muses and the Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans and had been counting down the days to see them. But last week, as she waited with her mother, Amy Mueller, on the sidewalk, a group of teenagers or young adults, wielding cups of beer and cigarettes, got in front of them and cruelly ridiculed Emily, who is high-functioning autistic. As Mueller wrote on her blog , someone spilled beer on Emily and her daughter’s hair was nearly set on fire by a cigarette. But the worst happened when one of the young men saw a patch on Emily’s coat that indicates she is autistic, so medical personnel can know this. The man referred to Emily with the r-word — right in front of her — and said that she was “making watching the parade a challenge.” Emily understood what was being said to her and, as Mueller painfully writes, A night she had been looking ...

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