Such a site shouldn't and couldn't make any profit - even if it became popular enough to capture a large percentage of disabled people, Google Adwords wouldn't mean a lot of money would be made - instead such a site would be formed and championed on the premise that everyone deserves to experience love, and it would be nice is some of the services/opportunities the rest of us take for granted were also available to people like my sister.
If you too have a sibling or child with a learning disability you'll know what I'm talking about, and I'd love to hear your feedback. Andrew If you support this idea, PLEASE join our facebook group and tell all your friends too!
Note there are many issues of "concent' here, so this website must come with some very serious/sensitive disclaimers AND must encourage/insitss that both carer and indivudial complete profiles together as a team.
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.
For a while there was a social group she joined of younger people, and that was great, but now she's 28 and I know, chances are she'll never find love.
She lives with my parents in a city of 100,000 (Cairns, Australia), so who knows...
The idea is for a free networking and dating site specifically for people with intellectual disability/learning difficulties AND their carers.
Originally I thought such a site should be for people with physical disabilities too, however since I had this idea I've noticed quite a few dating sites now exist for physically disabled people, especially those in wheelchairs, however the needs for those with learning difficulties is very different indeed.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".We've taken a look at the disabled dating market in Australia.This has allowed us to present you with the best disabled dating sites available in Australia.This has prompted me to create a facebook group which I hope you will join...