Its been 10 years since our family had a diagnosis of autism for one of our twins. Since that time, the mother of the twin has struggled with guilt because she is ashamed of her childs behavior in public. I never cared because I realize that the people looking at the parents while in public and the meltdowns or tantrums of an autistic child, these people simply do not understand what we are going through. So shame is nothing I suffer with, but I can not speak for everybody in the family.
So my question is this....how do you talk to, get a parent of an autistic child to stop being ashamed of their child when in public? With all that is offered up in the media, online about autism and its effects, you would think people would be more informed, but I guess not. So I am going to the MOM experts. I know at least one of you has some type of suggestion for me.
Answer by Scuba at 1:17 PM on Nov. 28, 2010
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