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    Default How do you handle nosy people?

    I had a woman at the park today ask me if DS is autistic. Now that really doesn't phase me and I answered that yes he is.
    What got to me was that she proceeded to tell me that the only acceptable treatment is the biomedical approach and that I communicate with him all wrong.
    I responded that I am studying OT and know of many approaches, and that I work closely with a speech therapist who knows my son and follow her recommendations.
    But why on earth do I have to explain myself to her?

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    Yep, just rude.

    I wish I could just say non of your business but I hate any confrontation so would probably just say thanks and walk away.

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    I would of answered "Maybe, it's really none of your business. Do you have a disorder which stops you from knowing how to behave appropriately in social settings?".

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    I would have just said 'okay' and walked off - i am not going to explain myself to a nosy stranger but i'm also not one for confrontation (unless i'm really pushed).

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    I wish I would be as witty as Pinkzy's reply, but tbh I would have probably told her to p!ss off, and walked away. People like that make me so annoyed.

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    I would have told her to "F Off", how incredibly rude and intrusive of her!

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    Wow, how rude!!! I used to get stuff like this all the time with my sons language disorder. Oh, and strangers advising me that I should "start" reading to him....yep, right, so because I'm a young mum with a child with a language disorder, it MUST be my fault that he is delayed and it must mean that I don't read to him

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    I don't think that's rude at all, I would rather that then.. What's wrong with him or the usual it's the parents.. I would have just taken it in and said thankyou as you won't see them again..

    Ive been told biomedical too our Paed said its expensive and stay away from it.. Anyone else know what's involved?

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    A friend of mine recommended this blog today... love it

    Top Five Reasons You Should Never ****-off an Autism Mum!

    http://laughingthroughtears.com/2011...an-autism-mom/

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