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Anyone else? My Ds tries MUCH harder with people outside of the family

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reader108 Mon 04-Jan-16 00:10:31

Just that really we get the bad temper, silly noises, answering back, 40 million questions, rigid routines, need to know where/what next etc etc. At opticians yesterday he was loudly telling me which teams lost at football; final score was on silent, he realized a man was watching over the counter stopped thought 'which team do you support?' What followed was a 'normal' two way conversation he listened! He asked appropriate questions! I'd tried 'indoor voice' come and sit other distractions without success. In fact I'd received the look x2 which means leave me to it, or a meltdown is coming. I know it's nice he can do it BUT it's SO frustrating!!!!!!!!!!!!! He does it for others we get the rubbish

BackforGood Mon 04-Jan-16 00:18:37


It's hard work to have a "normal" conversation, but he knows people like it when he does.
At home, they relax - who wants to work hard at home ?

PolterGoose Mon 04-Jan-16 08:13:57

Absolutely normal here too.

Don't ever think though that because he can do it in specific brief moments that it's sustainable all the time, it isn't, if it was he wouldn't have autism/whatever! What it does mean is that he does have the skills and hopefully as he gets older he will find it easier to use them more often.

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