When you read articles about autism on the Internet, sooner or later (likely sooner) you'll come across some common opinions in the comments section. They go something like this:
"Why don't you just keep your child at home?"
"Here's an idea: Your husband could stay home with the kids while you go grocery shopping alone!"
"People are paying for a meal. They don't need to be interrupted by your unruly child who can't handle the restaurant."
"If your kid doesn't do well on airplanes, then don't fly!"
"Hire a sitter and go to (fill in the blank with any public place) alone!"
It's sad that this is such a widely held view toward children (and probably some adults) with autism. My husband and I hold an opposite view on going out and about with our children, one of whom is on the spectrum. Here's why: