Special needs dating documentary
“Looking for love,” he says, pushing the glasses back up his nose. Sam was comfortable with the idea of being on camera, having appeared as an extra in East Enders and The Inbetweeners. There was a big girl who was extrovert, and she really liked me, right? That sort of thing.” His dad breaks in to ask what Sam would have thought if Jolene had been unattractive?Sam is sitting cross-legged on an armchair now, and he’s a bit nervous. The director’s first plan was for him to go speed-dating. I didn’t really like her much because she was too loud. I was a bit nervy and a bit teary, but Dad said to calm down, and get it out of my head.” Sam bought a single rose from a florist in Dover and carried it all the way to London Zoo, where he was to meet Jolene Sampson, a 28-year-old charity worker from North London with learning difficulties. Just friendly.” A different picture emerges when I ask how he described her to his male friends at Skillnet. “She’s not.” The speed of his reply makes his father laugh. “The director told me, 'There will be a love story in this, even if nothing happens with the dates. Someone to talk to and hang around with.” And what if it doesn’t work out? There’s plenty more fish in the sea.” Would he have said that a year ago? I’m more confident now.” Malcolm agrees, but wasn’t it a big risk to let Sam do this?Others expressed concern, including the person who wrote on Twitter: “When is Channel 4 going to realise how offensive their shows are getting? The channel has just announced that it is cutting a scene from a forthcoming show called I’m Spazticus, in which people with disabilities pull pranks on the public.The members of an art class have objected to a stunt in which a blind man groped their nude model.His father watches from across the room, a lean and gentle man, careful not to jump in even when his son answers – as he does often – with an abrupt yes or no. She asked me to dance with her, but I backed away in a corner behind the cameraman’s back.” Stars in the Sky, an agency specialising in people with learning difficulties, set up a chaperoned blind date. Malcolm said he would leave them alone, but admits he couldn’t help hiding behind a fence to watch at first. Liked the same things I like: East Enders and JLS.” Did he fancy her? It will be about you guys.’ That was a very nice thing to say. “Parents and carers of people with learning difficulties are sometimes a bit over-protective.
Disability activists objected to the title, attacked the programme in advance as a freak show, and condemned the posters for implying that none of those featured could ever be loved.His 25-year-old brother, Jack, lives nearby, while his older sister, Alice, lives in Hong Kong. I think what Channel 4 did was to provoke a debate that needed to happen, among people who would not normally give these issues a second thought.” They are both, however, bracing themselves for the many comments that will appear online when the show is broadcast.“There is a need to be supportive and try to guide without being interfering,” says Malcolm. Malcolm says, “I hope the overwhelming response will be, 'Isn’t it great that somebody wants to find love and has taken the risk to do it in front of the cameras?For this reason we have compiled an eight part series on that will provide you with over 100 ADD/ADHD resources in a series of weekly blog posts. These are labels grown-ups use to understand and help kids with these types of challenges.This post is part four of the series and will help you find the best available books and documentaries about ADD/ADHD In short statements and vignettes, Cory describes what it’s like to have ADHD: how it affects his relationships with friends and family, his school performance and his overall functioning. If you’ve been labeled ADD or ADHD, this book is for you.
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