Aww, poor Ivy. I have some boys here who try really hard to be gentle and kind. My oldest is autistic and kinda volitile, but he responds so sweetly to smaller, vulnerable souls. *HUGS* from all of us.
I too, would love to see the Special Needs commune. Wow, imagine having friends for my kids! My oldest has one close friend and my younger 2 have no friends. It breaks my heart. Especially my 11 year old... he needs a friend something fierce.