I've been thinking about this lately. My son who is autistic tends to have meltdowns when we go out in public. I live in a rural town, and when he has one of his meltdowns at WalMart we get treated with disdain, dirty looks and commenting on my parenting. When we go to Easton Mall, which tends to attract an upper class crowd, he gets treated with respect and sympathy. I apologized profusely to parents and children, and they treated me so well. I just have to wonder what the difference is. does education matter?