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  • June67
    Posts: 771
    That is what I replied to a colleague who asked ' So what's it like having kids with autism? It's not like they're really disabled is it?' Obviously after I had held in the urge to scream and punch her in the nose. You have to feel sorry for her limited life experience. Following my reply she looked confused so we had a brief chat over coffee about how life is, unfortunately she still didn't get it her daughter is nearly three so she hasn't much parenting experience, after listening for a while she said why don't you just make them it works with my daughter...grrr that's why we need the campaigns to help everyone understand.
    How would you have answered her question if you had resisted the urge to kill her?..
  • Holly59
    Posts: 2,586

    June67 said:

    That is what I replied to a colleague who asked ' So what's it like having kids with autism? It's not like they're really disabled is it?' Obviously after I had held in the urge to scream and punch her in the nose. You have to feel sorry for her limited life experience. Following my reply she looked confused so we had a brief chat over coffee about how life is, unfortunately she still didn't get it her daughter is nearly three so she hasn't much parenting experience, after listening for a while she said why don't you just make them it works with my daughter...grrr that's why we need the campaigns to help everyone understand.
    How would you have answered her question if you had resisted the urge to kill her?..



    http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree/item/fa871540-ba60-4e6b-8ccd-d11e5041ee3f

    We should have one of these for PDA .

    One ignorant " thing " , no human emotions or understanding , once said to me after my daughter
    died , It's for the best she was Disabled . She had heart issues .

    Would love to see others cope with our situations 24/7 .


    Pat xx
  • PDA_ASD_Parent
    Posts: 4,188
    It staggers me how people don't get it. Being in town today with two PDAers ranting in the street with people staring, I realised they never will.
  • June67
    Posts: 771
    Remember that is their problem not yours, all the information in the world won't help until people are ready to understand, some people are just too limited to dealing with their own stuff to be open minded or understanding. You're doing a good job with your two and that is what counts, remember those who stare are the general public who think that talent is someone who is able to train a dog to dance so what do you care what they think.
  • PDA_ASD_Parent
    Posts: 4,188
    ,,,and of course there's always that tanker of wine...

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