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okay...i found my "Patrick" tattoo...picture this in purple (the official Down Syndrome ribbon color)
Just bc they can talk to you doesn't mean they can't understand every thing you are saying right in front of them. Please don't be cruel. Feelings can b hurt even though they can't communicate it to you. Aggression is a communicator that some thing is wrong!!!!!!
Absolutely. Not being able to speak is not the same as not being able to understand what people say, either. People who study language disabilities distinguish "expressive language" (your ability to use language to express yourself) and "receptive" language (your ability to understand what other people say).
Thank you to whoever created this! I had a preschool teacher try to tell my that my autistic son just "doesn't care" about other people. And she was a special ed preschool teacher too! I was SO angry! He CARES even if he isn't EXPRESSING it.