Strong statement I know, I'm a bit on edge at the moment so a delta may be easy to acquire later on.
I have autism, fairly low level Aspergers which still means that social cues, sarcasm, empathy, noise, and crowds are a bit distressing, and attending a 3 hour Broadway show where it would be noisy,
hot, crowded and boring would be a big no for me at any age.
But I read about a mother that was being "attacked" (not physically,
but verbally) after her child was freaking out and yelping and screaming halfway though during a really graphic whipping scene that any adult would find distressing let alone a normal child,
and let alone a autistic child.
[Link to a report](http://themighty.
com/2015/09/broadway-star-makes-passionate-post-after-child-with-autism-disrupts-show/) about how one of the performers defended the mother over the issue.
I look at this a think, how did you think it would be a good idea to do this?
This is unacceptable to me, the kid wasn't 'supposed' to be there, the kid effectively ruined the evening for a lot of people who paid a lot of money to see the show,
and the main excuse is "the kid has autism", she should have known the kid would react like this and to let it happens shows contempt for the other show goers.
It's shit like this that continues to make me feel ashamed to have autism since it helps fuel the stigma that everyone with autism will be a disruptive and uncontrollable Rainman.
Please change my view.
EDIT: It's over, an audience of dickheads and a exposure experiment gone awire it what happened here. Thanks /u/JacquesPL1980 and /u/riggorous
**FINAL EDIT: Thank you for contributing everyone, I won't be reading any more because this discussion has grown large and complex and ^(^it's ^scaring ^me ^slightly).
My final stance is that it was inconsiderate of the mother to bring the child but it was a necessary evil to help allow the child to become more "normal".
The audience were dickheads for being that verbally abusive.**
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