I think the location of the post is ok - the original poster was seeking thoughts and ideas about how to deal with a situation they had no prior experience of, around LDs. And they wanted to deal with the situation sensitively. http://www.carersuk.org/images/icon_smile.gif That's why I posted here,...
.So sad that your group did not feel that the person with Downs was capable of enjoying lovely music along with you. 'A' was ( and is ) not capable of playing a musical instrument or even beating in time to simple tune, he was also unable to sit quietly and just listen (which would have been OK) Ch...
it's all very secretive,it's a bit like 20 questions,are you all trainee spies or something, That made me laugh so it's my 'last post +1 http://www.carersuk.org/images/icon_lol.gif http://www.carersuk.org/images/icon_lol.gif ...... nothing so exotic .... and it's not a club http://www.carersuk.org/...
This will be my last post on this subject The activity is not mainstream, requires excellent hand/eye/ear co-ordination, fine motor skills, timing, manual dexterity, good communication and a good memory. The person in question does not have any of these and even with the support of a saint would not...
Hi Lazydaisy http://www.carersuk.org/images/icon_smile.gif 'A' turned up uninvited and apparently alone, though we suspect that a family member had brought him and pointed us out from a distance. Once he knew where we usually met he appeared each time, despite being gently told that we weren't a clu...
..... just his 'normal' way of doing things, viewed by his family as little eccentricities ... such as sticking a hand down inside the front of his trousers for a good 'groinal' scratch and re-arrangement of bits and pieces ..... no matter where and who he's with at the time I would define that typ...
I feel like crying,reading this post.I am already responsible for my son's needs. Does this mean that I should not be encouraging him to live as normal a life as possible?Does this mean that everyone is just pretending that he can live anything like a normal life, JUST because he has Downs Syndrome...
I have no idea what the activity is but I do hope that this experience will not prevent the members welcoming someone with LD who does have the required level of proficiency into the group but perhaps to prevent anyone, with or without a disability, joining and negatively impacting on the group in ...
finding and suggesting an alternative which does not require the same level of skill is probably a good idea sounds like a good idea. Let us know what happens. Melly1 surely finding 'suitable' groups should be the family's responsibility not that of the group 'A' gets foisted on, especially as this...
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