Danielle - posted on 02/23/2010 ( 28 moms have responded )
I would really appreciate peoples opinion of this, and whether or not you think he should wear it.
we have some very tricky situations with kane, when out in public, and people stare, this i don't mind, but some people look at my son as though he is a BRAT!! this is not the case. As an example he becomes so obsessed with things for long periods of time, at the moment its reciepts, tickets and clocks. when we are out he focuses purely on when he will get to the till for a reciept, but it doesn't stop there-kane wants the reciept to be in pristine condition, with no tears, rips, bends, misprints or creases!! Naturally this happens, and he becomes so distressed it is near impossible to calm him down and explain to the poor shop assistant what it is that they have done so wrong to make my little boy so distressed!!!! this is a time when the badge helps us out majorly, and enforces confidence in me as a mother, that people do not see my son as a horrible child with crazy behaviour issues!!! and that they understand that there is a reason that he behaves in this perculiar (to them) way. To me this is normality, and i wouldn't change my son, but to others on the outside with no understanding of A.S.D this is a window of understanding, and to me as a parent, an invaluable tool in everyday life. kindest regards Danielle