Obviously the indivuial (and carer) must also be over 18 and concent.In the next stage the type and severity of disability would be described, however you could also enter :"prefer not to answer" or change the amount of information people can see publically to protect privacy.
I'd like to think that if a sensible, and sensitive site like this existed, it would mean disabled people have a much better chance at love, but also much better chances of finding friendship, social groups and just networking!
Unlike regualre sites, this would start with a disclaimer that you must have a legitimage disability or the care of such an individual.
Although dating will be a part of the site, disabled people and their carers can also set their profiles (in fact it will be the default) to "seeking friends" and thus can network with similar individuals or social groups in their neighbourhood. However, if like me, you've complained at times how hard it is to find someone special - image how difficult it is for people with handicaps.
My older sister has learning difficulties - school was very hard for her - kids teased her relentlessly and in our small city there really wasn't anyone one else we knew with similar age and level-of-disability.
I haven't search around too much on the web, so perhaps the site I've describe already exists, but if so I'm guessing it can't have been too successful or we would have heard about it!
Really such a site would have to linked in someone to a social facebook (the same way Zoosk did) to REALLY make a huge impact.
there may be someone right for her out there, but our chances of meeting a person with suitable and similar level of ability by pure chance/serendipity is astronomically low.
It saddens me that Jen, and so many thousands like her will probably never experience love.
Words like "handicapped" or "mental retardation" are obviously hideous, so I believe probably the best name for this site might not include ANY of these words (unless in an acronym perhaps).
For this reason I believe something like "yellow ball" might be a great name for such a site - then on the front page it could have a little slogan: "the only networking site for people with learning difficulties".
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