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Ways that my son with autism has embarrassed me

Autism, Social Thinking and Embarrassment: It’s Not a Bad Thing…


A couple of weeks back, the theme for a wonderful facebook group called Special Saturday was Embarrassing Moments. This has been rattling around in my head for a while now as I have been considering a couple of different ways that I could approach this as a topic.

‘Rain to Rainbow’ event encouraged local carers and their families to turn rain, their illness, into rainbows

Carers form a human rainbow to mark their family’s achievements

8:20am Thursday 1st September 2011

The smiles of Lynne Melarangi and her daughter, Rachael, capture the essence of the rainbow celebration

HUNDREDS of carers teamed up to create a human rainbow to celebrate the 50th birthday of the Silver Jubilee Bridge.

Wearing caps and t-shirts in the seven colours of the rainbow, they held hands, linking both sides of the famous landmark.

Organiser Dee Graal, development co-ordinator of Widnes and Runcorn Cancer Support Group, said: “It was really emotional.

“There was a great buzz and so much excitement. It was fantastic.”

8 year old boy with autism asked to leave Shrek the musical

Shrek theatre asks autistic boys to leave

James Geater is unable to speak and attends a special needs school

The mother of an autistic boy said she was “ashamed of society” after her eight-year-old son was asked to leave a performance of Shrek the Musical.

James Geater, from Worthing, West Sussex, was taken to the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London with another autistic boy by four carers.

They were asked to leave the auditorium because they were too noisy. James’s mother Karen said it was unacceptable.

The theatre said the party was asked to sit outside until James calmed down.