that people see an unkempt adult who is really an autistic. We have had issues where he was approached by police while walking home from comm. college. He was so scared he couldn't talk and they misinterpreted it as failure to comply.
Our hopes and dreams for those sweet little newborns have changed but are no less than the ones held by parents of "normies".
So when your kids grow up, move out and marry, remember some of us will remain parents of special needs kids forever. Our job never ends. Have patience with the mom melting down in the parking lot. She may just have spent an hour looking for her adult son who got lost in the grocery store and was so scared he hid in storage area in the back of the store.
~Posted by Cindy Morris