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Response to Ms. Toad (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 09:03 AM

60. Didn't even open the thread

Having a special needs child in my life is a fairly recent occurrence. One of my grandsons has autism. He can get loud, throw fits, is just recently potty trained is mostly preverbal and is a big kid for his age, about 7. (His behavior is different than say, certain other types of special needs that can cause the verbalization needed for communion to be loud, which Iím guessing is the situation with that other thread)

There is nothing wrong with his intellect, he has autism.

Heís aware of how people respond to him.

My daughter doesnít take him out among people very often, because many people suck. Theyíre judgmental, offer inappropriate advice, or flat out say shitty things. Going to a restaurant makes him
miserable. In settings where he sees the same people, over and over like church, he does a little better, although my daughter says people can be shitty there as well.

I adore that kid. I want to protect him from the assholes of the world, but I know Iíll not be able to.
Itís not just DU. Itís human kind. My daughter lives in a rural Trump voting redneck area.

I do know when I see a special needs kid or adult in public, I concentrate less on their behavior and more on my reaction, because I donít want to be a shitty, selfish person. I want to be inclusive, not exclusive just because I get inconvenienced

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