I am LD and ADD as well, went to a private school from grades 7-12 who specializes in treating people with Learning disabilities. Yes I will admit, I did not feel comfortable in the past, telling people where I went to school when they would ask. Especially with girls..."oh you went to a private school...you must be stupid." Well, a lot of people tend to look down and think people who have this disorder are just stupid. For instance, most movies I watch I have to watch 2 or 3 times to fully understand it - its very rare that I can watch a movie just once and fully know what it was all about, the characters, plot, yada yada yada. Its kind of embarassing because I will watch with people, and usually I dont ask too many questions about it (if any at all) or else they will laugh because I didnt fully understand it and just figure Im half retarded or something. Same with books, I remember back in high school (I hated it ) I was always embarassed when the class would be reading shakespear or whatever, and then at the end of each chapter the teacher would ask me the simpliest question and I wouldnt be able to answer it Want to know the worst part of it all? Everyone knew I was by far the worst person in our class (heck probably the worst ever in that school) in comprehending, therefore she would always pick on me. I would read a chapter over and over and still couldnt understand it. So would you ever look down on a person like this? Its not that we are stupid, but just that it takes us longer to comphrehend at times. But trust me, going from experience, I can assure you that 99/100 people will just assume we are stupid. Even at times when Im around family, and my ADD clearly shows, my sisters just assume Im mental or something. THey know Im LD and ADD, but when I have to go over things a few more times than the average person, it doesnt mean Im in capable of learning it. Besides, a learning disability doesn't have *anything* to do with being stupid, so it wouldn't make sense to look down on a person for it. It's just a matter of learning differently - ex. Im a visual learner, I learn much quicker and easier by seeing things and hands on than reading and comprehending it. I swear I could attempt to read a grade 5 book, and I wouldnt know what it was about. Thats how bad my english is, I finished with Eng 30/33 mixed and barely passed it with 51% (and thats taking it that my instructor was bit generous in marking my grades too because she knew how much of a struggle it was for me and wanted to see me pass).