Special Needs Challenges in Social Situations
We’ve written here before about how parents of special needs children can often feel as if they’ve been sentenced to confinement. Many times that child’s physical challenges make it nearly impossible to interact in a social event. Those brave enough to risk embarrassment and humiliation, sometimes get just that for their efforts when they go out to eat at a restaurant.
ABC News recently had a very interesting segment called “What Would You Do?” In this segment an actor playing an autistic child exhibits some of the traits and behaviors of those on the spectrum. It’s amazing to see the reactions of the diners seated around this family of actors.
Please check out the story and let us know what you thought of it in the comments section below. Do you think most people would have reacted the way these diners did? What would you have done in that situation?