What are some "oh dear" public moments, or things your kids have done in public that have made you want to offer an explanation to people that your child is on the spectrum?
Yesterday we were at the hospital for over 3 hours. During that time, dd spent half an hour counting her toes before we saw the nurse. She was given a glove by the nurse and spent over an hour blowing it up, putting it on her head, and walking around crowing and walking like a rooster. She was oblivious to the stares.
One other time in the shop, she was walking with her arms and legs being thrown around everywhere and as we turned a corner, we saw a kid with a walking frame. His mum told me to tell her not to throw off at him, and was quite rude about it. I explained to her that dd has autism, and often walks that way as a sensory thing, I apologise if it offends, but I will not tell her to stop as she is not throwing off at anyone and is not hurting anyone then said it would be nice if people were as accepting of invisible disabilities as they are of certain other ones.