They should be glad they didn't, too. I'm not a very nice person to people who decide to tell me how to raise my son after seeing him for a few moments.
I am really quick to tell people to "back off."
My sister who put me on the path to find Aspergers actually said to me on the phone "he wasnt dx'd with autism". GAH!!!
My father has said this. He just has some corkyness, he says. Well that is Autism.
I get tired of hearing people say "oh these days people just try to find some kind of medical problem to explain away bad behavior....in my day we woulda got beat...blah blah blah"...... (it's always people around my Dad's age-62). They don't live with our kids. People typically can't tell my son has ASD. They also don't live with him and see the almost constant stimming, his social issues, etc..etc.. Ignorant comments are very hard for parents like us to hear.
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