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HURTFUL OR JUST PLAIN IGNORANT THINGS PEOPLE SAY TO ME!(Parent of Special Needs Child)

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*While introducing the child to others “this is our SPECIAL” friend, relative
*With my daughter standing right there: “You know I have a child with DS. How has it been for you so far?”
*”What doctor do you use for her”?
*With daughter standing there, person says to ME: “What’s her name?” “How old is she?” “Does she talk”?(ASK HER!!!!!) While I watch Charla say, “My name is Charla and I’m 19″. Oddly enough the person looking on seems to still be waiting for the answer to their third question! 🙂
*”I just don’t think I could handle it” with Charla standing right there.
*I have a niece who has “THAT”
(MORE TO FOLLOW) I need to go and have a cup of coffee:)drp

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