difficult child and I went into the grocery store for groceries. He hates crowds and just town in general so he was already stimming as we walked in the doors. We saw a friend of difficult child with his dad. We spoke briefly and difficult child actually was almost involved in the conversation. difficult child asked the kiddo of he would like to come to our house and play a new game that he had received for his birthday. The kid slowly looked at me, then difficult child and said,"I wish I could but my mom says you are a freak now and I can't hang out with you." I grabbed difficult child's hand and walked away. The kid's mom was someone I thought was my friend. After I thought I had cooled off, I called the heifer and at least she was honest and admitted to saying that and believing it. She said she loved hanging out with me and pcs but difficult child was just too much for her and she didn't want her kids to start picking up on his actions. I informed the heifer that Asperger's was not contagious,but stupidity was already rampant in her home and she should be more worried about that. I know I need to call and apologize for being rude. I am just not quite ready to. difficult child has been on a mission googling what the term freak means. He is handling it much better then his momma is. Advice please???