Me and my girl and boy, raising awareness and acceptance of autism

Dropped off T at his school one day during the week, chucking it down with rain.
D in her buggy, as I’m pushing it, I’m getting soaked.
A man was walking behind us, doing that coughing noise that someone does when they want you to move but not exactly saying “excuse me”.
I moved to let him pass, telling D what we were doing.
He passed, no thanks – naturally – and then he looked at D, looked at me, looked back at her and POINTED at her with his umbrella, as if to say “what is this?”. Still without speaking.
I was so shocked I couldn’t speak at first and then said “yes?”.
He turned and carried on walking.
What gives anyone the right to do that? It was as she was in the zoo. Honestly, what gave him the right?

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Comments on: "I could have hit him, but I was too shocked" (3)

  1. I know the frustration you must have felt. I have mentioned this to someone before but when we go anywhere with K in his chair it’s as if he is Moses parting the Red Sea! People avoid him like the plague, as if he was contagious. It all comes with awareness but some people are just ignorant and rude. You can’t help that.

  2. It’s too bad there are rude people, but it only shows their immaturity. ((Hang in there.))

  3. Well H is very hyperactive and I get usually filthy looks of disgrace why can’t u control you’re child, attitude!! I remember when H unleashed an attack in my in tescos and made my face bleed. The checkout assistant then turned to the women in front of me and said ‘Oo, nice child’! I was so angry and then said he was autistic. And she looked slightly embarrassed that I’d piped up! But with a Mainly non visual disability like autism battles like that are far too common. And they shouldn’t be. Again it comes back down to awareness.

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