How shall I react to complaints from others

Hi all,

just encountered this tonight in a restaurant- my 3 years old autistic daughter was shouting and banging the table twice in the restaurant. While I was still busy try to calm her down by hugging her, an old couple left the restaurant and the old man look at my girl and said ‘what’s wrong with her, we are leaving the restaurant because of her!’ I looked at him and said ‘ she is autistic!’’ The man didn’t change his look and still angry and left the restaurant. I feel so sad. 

May I get some advice - in this situation, how would you respond? Shall we just stay at home all time with our autistic children?

thanks!

Parents
  • I think you should feel sorry for people like that. We are living in the 21st Century now. How about av little harmony? If they don't want to be in a family place they should go somewhere else. 

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  • I think you should feel sorry for people like that. We are living in the 21st Century now. How about av little harmony? If they don't want to be in a family place they should go somewhere else. 

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