So my uncle and his new wife were invited to dinner tonight. His wife has a 5 yr old son that is autistic named Joey. After dinner I was sitting on the couch with my TWO week old son cuddling him. Joey walks up and HITS my son in the face HARD! I look at Joey's mom and she just smiles sweetly at me like it was cute. Joey closes his hand into a fist and tries to hit my baby again. I grab his arm and push him back and stand up. He tries AGAIN and I tell him "NO!". Now his mom is pissed at me and the whole family is fighting!!!
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Answer by Austinsmom35 at 10:50 PM on Nov. 27, 2008
I agree with the PP who said that the mother is doing him no favors by using autism as an excuse for bad behavior. He is capable of learning and if she doesn't realize that, she is selling her son short. Parents of special needs kids have a tough job, but if they want their kids to be able to be in social settings, they must be diligent in teaching them right from wrong. I worked for many years with children and adults with developmental issues (including autism), and believe me, you could tell which parents took the time to work with their kids! Yes, you had every right to correct that child and to be annoyed with the mother that she forced you to do her job!
Answer by Mishelly728 at 10:51 PM on Nov. 27, 2008