It's already odd that no matter what I do -- whether it's therapy, teaching improv, philanthropic clowning, etc -- people assume I work with children. Well, I guess you could say that I work with people's inner children.
But this idea that people with ADHD or Asperger's are hopeless victims is a very strange notion. Yes, they struggle, and most of them have anxiety and/or depression (funny that I probably wouldn't get the same hero-treatment if I told people I worked at the Anxiety and Depression Centre). But ADHD or Asperger's is not a debilitating condition. Our most successful entrepreneurs, actors, artists, writers, inventors, geniuses and millionaires often have one or both conditions. People with ADHD and/or Asperger's tend to be extremely intelligent, creative, empathetic, outside-the-box thinkers and problem-solvers. We're capable of working harder, longer, and smarter than most people (when our superpowers are channeled properly).
You know what I think would really deserve the tilted-head, tongue-clucking, pity/gratitude stare? If I said I specialized in dentists.