Our MDA doctor gave us our script at our very first appt. Like others have mentioned, we don't use it all of the time, but in large parking lots, it's a lifesaver. I have had several unfortunate occasions where observers have given me a hard time for using it. Usually, it's a person who also has a handicap placard who has decided that I don't look like I need it. I can take it, but it's been challenging to have them yelling at me from their vehicle in front of my kids. I've been tempted to type up an explanation letter that I can pass out to such individuals, so I don't have to say anything. They are looking at me walking just fine and seeing 4 kids climbing out of the van, and they assume we are taking advantage. They somehow miss the little guy that struggles to get in and out and is a little clumsy.