pervasive? Or bliss?
During a training today, I got hit with this 2 x 4:
Trainer: so we had a boy in our troop with Asperger's, which is a form of autism, the really nasty end of the spectrum....
I found myself speaking: "Excuse me, I have two sons on the autism spectrum, one of whom has Aspergers...."
(Once upon a time, I would have just sat in disbelief and fumed for days after. I think I've been in this position so many times that my mouth starts before it checks in with my brain...)
And didn't she start tripping over herself saying what a great kid he was...but he has behaviors and a temper.
And I said, "I hear what you are saying, but not all children with Aspergers are like that..."
So the question, would she have said any redeeming words about this child had I not spoken up?
(In a larger sense, it matters not. You can't unring a bell.)