It’s the beginning of summer which usually coincides with difficulty at the park in various ways. Not mention looking at us like we’re from a different planet. Yes socially she Has quite the difficulty dealing different situations. A meltdown may occur from time to time. As someone who tries to spread awareness and understanding of autism it does frustrate me to no end to see a parent pull their kids like there’s something wrong with just happened. These people I no doubt think of it as a disease of sort and worry there kiss might get it. Well would be nice for them to open their kids and say it’s OK to play with that kid. I admit I do bite my tongue when I see this because it hurts to see this ignorance. Now last week I watched 2 kids make fun of my daughter from a far and when she came closer and they persisted I kindly took them aside and asked them what they had a problem with and explained that is inexcusable just because someone is different. Rest of the time this kid wanted to be her friend. Kids are easier to talk to about this. The parents are too set in their ways. We maybe a 21st century but we do have a lot to learn about accepting differences. My girl may not seem like a typical child like everyone else’s child but that’s no reason shun her off like someone who’s contagious. Autism is not a disease but something people live with. Some of the smartest people in history have disabilities. To quote Lisa Genova’s book love Anthony “in some ways we are all on the spectrum”.