Ok, I don't have a real diagnosis yet. But, I hear people call my daughter different things and it really makes me cringe. I want to correct people, but am not sure what to say.
For instance yesterday, I went to Olive Garden with my mom. My mom asks for a quiet booth and informs the waitress that my daughter is anti-social (this one really makes me cringe!!) and then she just needs a quiet place.
I didn't know what to say.
She gets upset in loud and/or crowded places......but this place was actually pretty quiet and not many people so it wasn't a problem. She gets really excited at times and sometimes will squeal.....not like a shriek or anything lol.
I know that always embarrasses my mom....it never seems to bother anyone around us though. Also when she uses the colors in the resturant...she will sometimes do like a stabbing motion with the colors in her hand so the point of the color hits the page on the table and makes a sound. She's super shy and doesn't llike people to talk to her or look at her lol.
She has some delays so doesn't always understand what/if she's doing something wrong.
What would you say other than anti-social? Or should I say special needs?
In the past I've said she has social anxiety.....but people just look at me like i'm crazy.