or any other developmental delay or other disability -- I have a thought for the day. It doesn't involve donating money, buying stamps, etc. One of the most heartbreaking things about children who are different is that some of them have few, if any, friends. Many of these kids go through school without ever being invited to a birthday party, a bar mitzvah, a sleepover, etc. Or they make a friend, only to have the child drop him or her shortly thereafter. You can't force friendships on kids. But, the next time your child is having a little get together or is a little bored, consider reaching out to the child who may seem remote or too wound up -- the child who no one knows. You have no idea how thrilled both the child and his family will be!