I am a mommy of a 3.5 year Asperger's little boy. I kind of just jumped in on some of the other posts but never really introduced myself :
We have been seeking help with our son for amost almost 2 years now. First just for simple dev delay until we put him into school then had to remove him after 3 months due to his "quirks" and some behavior problems. Lots of test laters and evaluations we have learned what we that were just quirks were actually all combined together.
Its really great to be able to find a group of moms that will understand, have more experience, advice, and will get when I get excited for what others see as a "minor" accomplishment.
I do need advice as a mom I am struggling when I go on an outing with my youngster. A lot of times we have his "meltdowns" and deal with strangers glares of can you control your child or those trying to tell us what we need to be doing. I usually promptly leave wherever we are but sometimes its simply not that easy. Another situation I struggle with is when I attempt to take our son to a play place like at mc donalds he desperatly tries to play with other children, but he is extremely loud and doesn't understand personal space. I try to redirect him and help him still enjoy this play time but the other children start calling him weird or other names and their moms just sit there like it is ok for their children to act this way. As I struggle to find away to redirect and teach him ways for him to enjoy himself without bombarding others. I feel like I am doing the best I can but wish other parents would intervene on their childs bad behavior.
I usually end up leaving and this starts a meltdown because my son just wants to play.
Am I being over protective, taking to much to heart? And advice? Please, Please and Thank you.