Extracurricular activities are important in preparation for real life. No doubt your child will meet a number of people with different backgrounds and experiences through extracurricular activities. Some will be helpful, and others will need guidance about how to interact with a child with special needs. There will be times when your child must communicate information about his disability. He will gain experience being his own advocate. He will also have the opportunity to try new things, to build his social skills and confidence, and above all — to have fun!