We have a son that has a little NLD and a little Asperger's syndrome. At least that is how it was described to us. I find him a joy to be with even though we have our occassional difficulties. (I think all parents do.)
Last year we went to a Nursing Home to
participate in a church service. I turned to look for my son to see what he was doing. I
found him going around to each resident in the room and talking to them and touching them,
no matter what their physical condition. Some of the residents were comatose , some had
Altzheimer's and some were just elderly. He had no inhibitions at all. The most remarkable
thing about the whole situation was that when the other children saw my son talking with
these folks they became comfortable enough to talk and interact with the people too. It made our visit a great success.