This is one of the saddest posts I have ever read on this board The thread that this post was copied from has been deleted, so this quote is all that's left of the thread. I'm very sad that someone who came here looking for help, instead saw nastyness. I'm especially sad that someone's first post was to say something that shouldn't need saying on this board - why, in heaven's name would we, of all people be fighting over disabilities? To kim, I apologize for the not so nice things you've seen. That is not how it's supposed to be. That's not how it usually is. This board is a HELP/TIPS Board. People with all sorts of disabilities (permanent or temporary) are welcome here. Just like the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act), there is no requirement that anyone "prove" their disability. I am a nurse and it's in my nature to figure things out and try to help people. I started coming to the DIS Boards a long time ago to just to find out what nights the light parade would be going on at MK. I saw a place where I could share some things I knew about WDW that could help other people with disabilities have an easier time at WDW. As I shared, some other people felt comfortable sharing too. Sometimes the regular boards were not a good place for this, because those of us with disabilities were attacked or felt lost in all the other questions. This board grew out of that sharing. Some disABILITIES Board posters have come recently, but there are a lot of frequent posters who have been here since this board began. Many have put a lot of time and effort into using what they know to help other people. Sometimes people come to share their own experiences, to share joy or sorrow or to vent, but no one comes here expecting to be pulled down. This board was begun as a safe haven; a place where anyone could ask anything (how many places can you find 3 pages on what to do about children who smear feces?) without fear of attack or ridicule. For those of us who care about this board, it is our home and we want it to stay a welcoming haven for guests to visit. PS. No debating allowed. If you want to affirm that we have kind, helpful people on this board, please do. If you want to debate or fight, please find another home.