Dating is hard though, especially when you’re disabled.
I would try speed dating but by the time it took me to type a sentence, it’d be time to move on to the next person.
Beat Express played a great set, DJs Chris Love, Ross The Boss and Chris Rider kept everyone dancing upstairs – whilst downstairs the films, quiz and Easter egg hunt kept everyone amused in a more sedate way!
You can see photos and videos from the night on the Our Voices blog here.
“He insisted on wearing dark sunglasses everywhere.
He wouldn’t go into the school assembly if there was a play on and if he walked into a room with people in, even if he knew them, he would have his eyes closed for the first half hour, even behind the sunglasses.” On the autistic spectrum, he has struggled with speech and comprehending others for most of his life.
I don’t want to be the person who looks forward to holiday snaps being posted on Facebook in the hope of some bikini shots.
We want to show everyone that Heartventure is about supporting adults with learning disabilities to meet and socialise in a safe and secure environment.
“Some people didn’t want him at their children’s parties because he is not the same as other children. She and Daniel’s father Barry, 66, a support worker, who have been married for 33 years, had largely given up hope that their son might find love, happiness and a relationship as strong as theirs, something he had told them was his dream. His first song – entitled The Black of Lonely – described the melancholy of being alone.
For a mother, the lyrics cannot have been easy listening.
So do many other 27-year-old lads, but few would want their faces plastered on billboards all over the country as part of an advertising campaign for a television dating show. “Famous.” That may become true after Tuesday night, when the episode in which Sam appears is broadcast; but this series began causing offence even before it was first aired.
Even fewer would agree to the brutal slogan that runs across the top of the poster in which Sam currently appears with five other men and women. The Undateables follows a group of men and women with various physical and mental disabilities as they try to find love. The man with Asperger’s steals his date’s chips and gets dumped.