I've found that the majority of people have good intentions and do mean well but I have a few things to clear up.
1. I may walk with a stick but I'm not stupid nor do I have mental disabilities.
I do find that people will sometimes talk slowly (and sometimes loudly) to me. Others will just not talk to me and talk to Gareth (OH) or work colleagues instead
2. I am not useless.
This one I try not to get annoyed at but sometimes it's very frustrating. People often want to do everything for you. I know they are trying to be kind but it's not necessary. I am able to walk, make a cup of tea, carry a plate etc. I know there are restrictions on what I can do but I will ask for help if I need it :)
3. Im not in a freak show
This one i do get annoyed at because its not due to a lack of education about the disease, it's a lack of manners.
I've had people stare at me, whisper about me and when I was working I regularly got asked 'what's wrong with you?'by random strangers. I'd also like to point out that these examples are not of children - always adults -always rude.
So in summary
I'm not stupid
I'm not useless
I'm not here for you to stare at
Nobody will put Bambi in the corner!