To an angry, tearful mother whose autistic child was bullied:
Rise up. Tuck your pain in your heart to be soothed later by those that love you. This is your change the world moment.
Native American tradition reminds us to see misbehavior as a sign of someone who needs to be taught. Muster that mother-bear courage and become the teacher you already are. As you craft your words in anticipation, you will develop the skill to tactfully and boldly educate.
As you get better at this, you will look forward to these encounters. Your child is your platform to soften hearts and together you will lessen the cruelties of this harsh world.