Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Special Needs Reality TV

Last week, a one-man camera crew followed around our family for the evening. They caught everything on camera – Ben’s therapy session with OT and Speech, a chaotic dinner of Domino’s pizza on paper plates with the big treat – lemonade, crazy wrestling with all three boys and Ryan and then a trip to the YMCA for Ben to play basketball in a pick-up game. They interviewed Ryan and me too.
 From what I understand, this will be used on a website for Attainment Company, a company that publishes materials used by teachers, schools and therapists for children with special needs. The Attainment Company wants to offer these materials to families and parents at a discounted cost to be used inside the home. This video will be a way to make connections with other families in our same situation. (Ben was in their literacy video.)
But it got me thinking – they have every type of reality show on right now – but what about following a family with special needs? There’s plenty of drama, comedy and situations in our life to make it something an audience would want to follow.

Not sure I would want someone following us around all the time, but for one night it was fun. The spotlight was on our family – the boys learned about cameras and big lights. It felt special for us to have our time together recorded.

2 comments:

  1. I think that would be a great reality show. I enjoy reading your posts and would like to see a day in the life of your family. My daughter teaches special needs pre school and the kids are special indeed. They always bring a smile to your life.

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  2. I think most people wouldn't believe that some of the things sn families go through on a daily basis are actually real :-)

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