After listening to a radio programme regarding the above for people with a learning disability I decided it was time to get a blog going, having said I was going to set one up months ago. I was so angry with the comments made i.e. ALL people with a learning disability could live on their own (with support) that I replied and was given the chance of replying on air. My son is 47 years old and I am still amazed at the rubbish that is trotted out at regular intervals by the “experts”. He was also diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome when in his 30’s and absolutely hates change of any kind.
Anyone out there with similar views (or not),always interested to hear what other parents have experienced and as I have written an account of what has happened to us as a family I hope at some point, it will get published. Must put some more effort into this.
The last week has been hectic in general with an Adult Learners Concert on Saturday where anyone learning to play an instrument or to sing were welcome. I play the piano and admit to be a nervous wreck at having to perform but am always glad I made the effort after it is all over!! This is the second one to be held in Gloucester and hopefully will help to put us on the ‘music’ map so to speak. Went to creative writing class on Friday – love it, we have a really great bunch of people. Out to lunch with a friend tomorrow so will catch up with the blog later in the day. Night all!