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Originally posted by dazed_dan:what kind of problems peacechild? (just vaguely - i know you cant discuss precise details!) its just that i've been doing some voluntary work for NCH recently, helping at a playscheme for kids with everything from mild ADHD to severe autism or CP.
you're right about the misconceptions - everyone thinks they're stupid or something, and all they see is the disability, not the true child beneath. they're often more aware of their surroundings than I am!
very rewarding indeed - in fact, one of the most fun and worthwhile things i've done for years. bloody knackers you out though!