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Assumptions are made about people with Down's Syndrome. "They are always happy aren't they?", "They are very sociable", They like to be hugged and kissed", for instance. If I had a
Wow. I have never heard of this assumption before! Fancy expecting to be able to make someone so vulnerable like this. My children all had it drummed into them not to open the car window unless the person told them our code word which meant I was in trouble and they should then trust the stranger. We used to do role playing and would usually end up laughing. I wold be in tears too if someone was hounding me like that. I do find it difficult when adults talk to children of all different capabilities without the respect they would show for another adult. Well done for giving your son the strength of character to follow his inner voice and thank you for sharing this. Best wishes Jane
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