Sometimes I can filter it out but today I was unable to do so. They were here only about 90 minutes altogether, though, so didn't cause me any big concentration problems. I think if I'd been pressed to finish something and had to focus intently I might have had to move to another area in city hall.
Of course I think about programs like this, about who is helped and who is not. It probably saves us a little money, not much, and it gives the group a sense of accomplishment. They are probably paid for it, too. In a way, though, it seems like make-work, and I wonder if any of these disabled adults figure that out. I would think so, really. I suspect that at least some of them can understand far more than they can communicate.