Skip to comments.Md. family, son with special needs asked to leave Outback Steakhouse due to son's 'noises'
Posted on 08/13/2019 12:53:26 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Glen Burnie, Md. (WJLA) - A family says they are left heartbroken and saddened after they were asked to leave an Outback Steakhouse restaurant in Glen Burnie, Maryland on Saturday night because of their son who has neurological challenges.
Amanda Braun's son, Killian, was born with a neurological disorder that affects his speech called Childhood Apraxia of Speech. The disorder affects Killian in many ways especially communication and behavior.
Sometimes when he speaks, his words are unclear.
However, Amanda says she's never had problems before the incident at Outback occurred and that Killian was not acting out of the ordinary.
"Our son stayed with us in our booth. There werent many people around us as we were seated in the very back of the restaurant to accommodate our party size" said Amanda. She admits there was some noise but that it wasn't constant.
She says moments after dinner arrived, they were approached by a manager and ultimately asked to leave.
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Maryland “Freak State” PING!
Some restaurants use bad judgment.
Some parents use bad judgment.
I have no way of knowing which is which here.
Something is missing from this story.
I’m not saying it’s justified, but the child must have done something more than make a few odd sounds
Neither do I, but it’s usually the parents.
A very rational comment. Indeed. What is the truth?
When I go out to eat I don’t want to be entertained by someone acting out; adult or child.
Truly depends on volume. Was the child screaming at the top of his lungs, or just mumbling to himself? Not picking a side until I know more.
Agreed, but is this fake news? This is leftist state, anything goes for the sake of attention whore’ism.
There’s just so much that could be behind this story it’s not worth commenting one way or another as being in favor of the steakhouse or the son.
Well, Creepy Uncle Joe says it’s not the same as the facts. So, we’ll never know the story.
A little more staff training would have paid dividends here.
Difficult to make a judgement, without video.
My wife and I, being senior citizens and no children at home, eat out fairly regularly.
But when we do, it seems the hostesses always seat us in teh ‘family sections’ with all the screaming children or if not here, they seat us next to the kitchen doors with constant going out and coming in.
We walked out of a Chili’s once because of the seating.......
They could have just turned up the crappy music.
We don’t know how loud the sounds were, or what the sounds were like. Some autistic vocalizations can put someone off their appetite. It’s not ‘nice’, but it’s true.
I recall a year or two back, about where I woman had her armless child eating at the IHOP by sitting on the table and using his feet to serve himself. She too was shocked that other customers had issues with that.
Intermittent screaming at the top of his lungs?
“Special Needs” is not the root password to society.
these can be very difficult situations, really
but i wish ...
Bingo! Outback offers carry-out too, so they can take their food and eat somewhere else.
Amanda needs to respect the fact that other people may want a quiet dinner without noises like a screaming baby... sure, she has a right to dine out, but is she really doing her child right be making him the ridicule of others dining?
outback to go might have been a better option. i would not complain, but i will not deny others their right to complain. did the manager mishandle it? yes. let the child stay and give the complainers a $10 gift card for later... i am sure they would be fine with it... they sound classless.
Some liberal complained, probably.
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