Hope for heroes; disability and the befriending service with the Scope to help everyone

Jo Graham has written a blog about her interviews with parents from our Face 2 Face befriending service:

One by one, these women opened my eyes to the reality of life with, and for, a child with ADHD or ASD. A picture was painted of unrelenting vigilance and a mother’s relentless drive to keep her child safe from harm and to protect the family unit. There was self-consciousness of being stared at in public, the ready response of shame, or anticipation of a situation which would draw unwanted attention. One mother called it ‘the silent disease’ – there are no visual cues, just to outsiders a child who looks like they should know how to behave better, or a parent who should know how to parent better.

Read the full blog on nfpSynergy