Friday, October 3, 2014

Compassion

Today's ‪#‎FUA‬ is brought to you by the tv show, "What Would You Do?"

Do you know how many times I've been told in public,

"You should spank him."
"If my child was acting that way I wouldn't buy him toys."
"Someone needs to control him."

Or I'm just given rude, hateful looks.

On my YouTube feed, people have written:

"I don't see any Autism here. How is this kid Autistic?"
"How is this Autism? It's just a kid having a tantrum."
"This is normal for boys. Send him out to play."


But the people on the show below did the opposite. It made me cry. I'm so glad there's more understanding now. And really it's usually the norm for us, too, but those random occasions when someone is really mean, they stick with you. And they still happen to us from time to time.


If this ever happens to you while out in public, and you don't know what to say, a quick quiet word to the parent, saying, "Is there anything I can do for you?" and a smile is all that is needed. I know all of you would have my back!


‪#‎Autism IS Treatable‬.  ‎But‬, ‎#InTheMeantime, #PleaseBeCompassionate‬.


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