Unfortunately this kind of attitude towards the special needs is more prevalent than one might think. I have a daughter with downs syndrome. We were traveling a few years ago and stopped into a fast food joint to grab a bite to eat. My daughter turned around in the booth and said hi to the woman sitting there. The woman immediately turned to us and screamed ” Keep that little bitch on a leash.” and ” She doesn’t deserve special treatment just because she is a retard” It took everything I had not to stoop to her level and go off on her verbally. Some people are just miserable and will do anything to make others around them miserable as well.