ABC’s “What Would You Do?” {Autism Awareness Month}

What Would You Do?” set up their cameras at the Chit Chat Diner in Hackensack, N.J., to see how bystanders would react when they saw a family with an autistic child being berated by our actor for the child’s behavior — something many parents of autistic children say they deal with on occasion. {Find out more about the segment here.}

The ABC News blog had this poll on their site:

I couldn’t believe how many people thought that families should leave. I was also disgusted by some of the comments from readers of the blog.

I was interested to watch this segment to see how people would behave in this situation. I was surprised that the patrons reacted the way they did because I expected just the opposite.

You can view the whole segment here. After watching it, what did you think?