difficult child and I visited the camp she will attend, for 3 weeks, starting July 27th. We wanted her to know where she was going, so that when the time comes, she will be less anxious. It is a specialized camp for kids with social anxiety, learning disabilities, ADHD, Aspergers and mainstream kids. So throughout the tour we met many kids, some who had a visible disability and as many, if not more, with no visible disability. However, I get the feeling that she zoned in on the kids with a visible disability and that she is feeling bad about herself, because we are placing her in this enrivornment. It feels like it's the elephant in the room and I want to talk to her about it, but I'm not sure what to say. I know she longs to be "normal", but she has some challenges and needs a specialized environment. I heard her talking to a friend last night. She was telling her about the camp but when asked the name of it, she said she couldn't remember it. She definitely did not forget the name, so I assume she feels ashamed and didn't want to say, in case the friend looked up the camp. I just have no idea what the best way to handle this is?!