A really thoughtful friend of mine asked me how I would like for her to talk to her child, who's going to be going to the same school as VeeGee in the fall, about VeeGee's differences. I was extremely touched that she would think to do that, and I told her that I'd have to think about it. Since VeeGee's my only child, I've never really been confronted with the thought of how I would tell her about someone else's special needs (she doesn't ask any questions about her friends at therapy who are in wheelchairs or AFOs or who have trachs or hearing aides or whatever, I suppose because she's just always been around them). I'm wondering what you tell your kids when they are around others with special needs. How specific are you in your explanations and what kinds of questions do they ask? Do you preemptively talk about it if you know you're going to be around someone who's SN, or do you wait for your kid to ask questions?