If you do, how do you do it? Yesterday was nice out so we went to the park. There were only 3 other kids there. One was obviously autistic and a sibling, and the other was a little girl my daughter played with. 20 minutes into playing, ds has a fit. daughter did something wrong in the game they were playing. He started to go after her, so she ran. The little girl she was playing with decided to stick up for her...BAD IDEA! I tried to nicely ask the little girl to let myself and daughter deal with this, but she insisted on sticking up for her new friend. I tried apologizing to the girl's father for ds's language but I just got the eye roll, and "kid needs to be spanked" response. DS was cursing, running after both girls, etc. Since my daughter gets the poop end of having a sibling, we stayed so she could enjoy herself. I managed to grab ds and tossed him on the handicap swing (high back and straps) so he could calm down. The first minute or so on the swing he was still nuts. Cursing, screaming, etc. I also apologized to the father with the other 2 kids (because he was pushing his kids on the swings), and he just pointed to his son and said it's "normal" for our kids! Typical parents never "see" my son's autism and it makes meltdown a lot harder to deal with, but other parents with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) kids could pick mine out easiely. How do I deal with the "typical" parents, and why the heck wouldn't the other father tell his daughter to back off?!?