I don't know how many times I've seen parents BAWWWW about their autistic child and how their kid prevents THEM from doing what THEY want to do.
Hate to break it to you, lady, but your kid probably is more frustrated with his or her condition than YOU are.
So, you have to spend a lot of time with therapy. So, you have to spend a lot of money on said treatments. So, you have to write down his or her behavior.
Your kid has to deal with STARES and LAUGHS and TEASING EVERY FUCKING DAY. If you think other parents staring at you in a store because you "can't control your kid" is bad, think of all the pain your kid might be going through.
Many tantrums with people with autism are set off by sensory overload, and coming from an autistic here, sensory overload IS NOT FUN.
In fact, I think it's much less fun than not being able to get as fucking bagel with your friends.
This stamp goes out to all the kids I see in stores who have autism and speech difficulties who aren't allowed to make a sound because they sound different when they try to talk.
This stamp goes out to my friend who's mom won't let her sing in public because it "embarrasses her"
This goes out to all of the poor kids on that shit video that Autism Speaks put out (Autism every Day)
I should also recognize the good parents out there, like mine, and quite I few others I've met. However, there should really be more who understand that autism isn't a disease, but rather, a different way of thinking and processing.
TL;DR: Parents need to get the fuck over themselves and actually help their kids, not make their problems worse.