Andrea - well said!!!
I have a shirt for my son that says "Please be patient with me. I have Autism and I'm doing the best that I can." It has a puzzle piece taken out of a heart. The shirt works wonders in public when I can get him to wear it. Right now we are in the phase of all he wants to wear for shirts are plain white tshirts
I also have a shirt that says "Proud Mom of Someone with Autism" with the Autism ribbon on it. Maybe I should wear that the next time I take him to the hair cut place....
Great advice and support you posted - thanks!!