Maryland family asked to leave Outback Steakhouse because son with special needs was too loud

Sharon Lee Davies-Tight

8.13.2019

Maryland family asked to leave Outback Steakhouse because son with special needs was too loud

My parents didn’t take us out to eat when we were kids. Picnics in the summer time and fast food take out or pizza delivery in the winter, otherwise we ate at home. 

I’ve seen mothers of autistic kids actually make the kids worse in restaurants. The mothers make as much disturbance as the kids. Each time the kids start focusing on a task like coloring or putting things together, the mothers disrupted them with nosies and taps on the table, jingling keys, flying hands almost as if they wanted everyone to look. 

Socializing a difficult child by forcing them on others at public events or places should be discouraged. That mother knew better. She didn’t think of his needs when they went out, she thought of her own. 

Maybe they could socialize at church events, if she belongs to one, rather than using restaurants, staff and customers to do it.






Advertisements

your opinion matters. let's hear it.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.