Originally Posted by Muppetgirl
Muppet I can so relate to that. My son when he was younger would have autistic tantrums in the stores. I had numerous people tell me he needed a good wallop as I stood over him and dealt with him in a way that only people who know how to deal with these situations can. I was the director of the autism support group here and had cards from the autism association that could be given to people who made unnecessary comments about it being "bad behavior". I handed a few out myself, quietly to people, probably a better thing than freaking out on them which I felt like doing. I would remain calm get one out of my wallet hand it to them. It had a quick quote on it describing autism and it not being a behavioral problem and that the person who is dealing with the situation knows how to handle the situation they are in, and for more info it gave a website. It has been very trying to be in public sometimes and being judged with ignorance.