Children and adults with disabilities, along with their family members or friends, frequently encounter curious questions, stares and pointed fingers, and/or downright rude comments from strangers. My unofficial survey reveals that our responses to these situations vary according to what state we’re in at the time (happy, rushed, exhausted, or other) and how much time we have at the moment!
While some of us have more experience responding to uninvited queries, few of us seldom walk away from such an experience with our emotions unscathed. Many parents learn early on to create a “stock answer” they can whip out without thinking. Still, we often wish we had been able to come up with a snappy retort. I’ve got some solutions!
First, however, know that you do not owe anyone an explanation. Click here to continue.
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