Special Needs Joy


The World of Neil

Every week during term time, Matthew & Daniel go to a special needs dance class at the Deeside Dance Centre in Banchory. Its organised by SCILLS, a local charity for supporting special needs children. There’s been a steady core of about half a dozen kids going, with a varying array of needs, though up until recently its been the boys ASDs and 3 Downs girls. SCILLs have been getting their message out there though and there’s been another four kids that have been coming regularly. I think two of them are ASD and the other two are Downs.

The great thing about the mix of special needs is that the boys have learned that first of all, they’re not alone in being different. There are others there in the same boat as them, and they don’t need to feel isolated. Its an environment where they are safe and comfortable with…

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