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June 2012 Weddings

FB Post About Halloween

So I just saw this gem of a repost status on my wall:

"Tonight a lot of creatures will visit your door. Be open minded. The child who is grabbing more than one piece of candy might have poor fine motor skills. The child who takes forever to pick out one piece of candy might have motor planning issues. The child who does not say trick or treat or thank you might be shy or non-verbal. The child who looks disappointed when he sees your bowl might have an allergy. The child who isn't wearing a costume at all might have SPD or autism. Be nice. Be patient. It's everyone's Halloween. Make a mom feel good by making a big deal of her special child."

Now, most of that, I completely agree with. The part that pisses me right off is this: "The child who isn't wearing a costume at all might have SPD or autism." My cousin's little boy is autistic and I know he's worn a costume every year because they live in our subdivision and always make sure they stop by. I don't know much about SPD (Sensory Processing Disorder) but I do know about the autistic part. To assume that autistic kids wouldn't want to dress up more than any other child wouldn't want to dress up is just as bad as what this status is trying to stop.

Am I being oversensitive or does anyone else see it that way too?
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