scouts-l Mail Archive for April of 2000: Special needs
Hollyanne Dustin (cattails@PSOUTH.NET
Thu Apr 20 2000 - 15:32:34 CDT
Well. I'm my son's wolf leader in part because his Tiger "leader" (who quit
doing anything with the kids in Nov. last year) refused to do it if my son
was going to be in the Pack. My son has Aspergers Syndrome (a high
functioning form of autism) and ADHD.
But what I have heard is actually quite the reverse. I do think there is a
problem, but it is not BSA, GSUSA, or Scouting in general. From my
experience I think Scouting is more willing to accept kids with disabilities
than other groups. The Pack as a whole has been pretty accepting of my son,
his ADHD den mate and the several other ADHD kids in the pack. My daughter
is a Daisy Scout and her ADHD caused no one any problems at all.