As my autistic son gets older,I notice fewer and fewer people,especially kids,want to associate with him.So I ask,do you encourage your child to be friends with kids like mine,discourage it,or is it a non issue?From what I've seen of school activities,the parents will discourage their kids to play with mine if they think I'm not looking,both at school and on the playground at the park.Share with me and all us mom's of handicapped kids.Not trying to be a troll,seriously.I just want to know what the parents of "normal" kids are thinking when they see a child like mine.Are you maybe a little scared of them?Afraid they might act out?Other?Please share.
Answer by Ladybugkisses76 at 12:41 PM on Jun. 10, 2009
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Answer by purpleducky at 10:47 AM on Jun. 10, 2009
This is a good question. My daughter recently got scared of a 16 year old boy at my work (mom brings him in sometimes) that has autism. You can tell he is very smart, but he does not speak and he'll rock back & forth & laugh at nothing. Sweet, sweet boy, but my daughter REFUSED to sit in the conference room & watch TV with him. I was really embarrassed as i am friends with this boys mother. I could not force my daughter to sit in there with him, and I'm not sure why she was scared. She is 7, she has been around handicapped children before. I did try and encourage her to just go sit in there, & be friendly. I told her he doesn't even talk, all you have to do is smile & say hi. Anyway, i was kind of stumped as to what to tell her. But, i personally do NOT tell my child to stay away from them. I tried to get her to hang out with him, i wish i knew something better to say to her. Any advice?
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