My involvement with Urban Escape finished with a trip to the theme park at Thorpe Park. A mini bus load of us hit the rides for the day.
Adam came for the first time this year. This year he is old enough. Adam suffers from Asperger Syndrome somewhat similar I think to autism. But because Adam is registered disabled he gets a special band on his arm, as do up to six people that are with him. That illuminous orange band gets you on the rides without waiting 3/4 hour. You walk to the front of the queue show your wrist and you are on.
So yesterday Adam's disadvantage was turned into advantage. Walking along watching Craig with his new mate Adam left me touched, and moved that Adam was brought in from the margins and placed centre stage. Thorpe Park made Adam worth knowing and Adam revelled in his new found status.
Well done Thorpe Park - The church could learn much.