Do you know how hard it is to watch someone you love struggle with everyday social interactions? How painful it is to watch your child greet a “friend” in the shop, to have them smirk and walk off ( and said child is completely oblivious). I guess the saving grace is that he is oblivious, and that he doesn’t see people ignoring him and laughing at him. My hope for him is that one day, he will see when someone is treating him badly & he’ll be able to walk away and waste no more time on that propane. My hope for him is that one day, it just comes naturally to him.

Posted by tobysmummy, 7th May 2013

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  • Some people just don’t get it!


  • Unfortunately; some people do act this way due to ignorance. Hopefully they will gain some much needed knowledge and then know and then act in a better way.


  • i would never ignore someone who said hello to me, no matter who they were. i think that your child will still be able to make a wonderful contribution to the community and be a great person. my partner has cousins who have asperger’s and they go to uni and seem to be doing alright. ultimately if someone ignores your beautiful child, that really reflects on them, not you or your child. They don’t matter either so thankfully your child doesn’t notice this. you sound like a great mum by the way and you are raising a happy child which is the important thing


  • What beautiful heartfelt replies that have been written been written before mine.


  • I feel the same way as you do too with my son. bullying is out there and I wonder where people first learn it? I think they are somehow making themselves feel above people in this way. I just hope the pendulum of life swings their way one day and they realise the damage they are inflicting. Walk in someone else’s shoes before you ever cast judgment.


  • I was moved reading your story, people can be so horrible at times. I see it quite often, people laughing at disable people, downsyndrome. I am so disappointed in the behaviour of the young people, I see this toooo often. I wish you and your son all the best in life.


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