My son is in yr 9 and has Aspergers. The class has been set an assessment for half term holiday and he is really struggling. They are to put themselves in the place of somebody called Grace from Ghana and describe ' A day in your life'. They have to explain what have been the causes of poverty, the impacts and how to make Grace's life more sustainable. The first problem is that he finds it almost impossible to 'put himself' in others lives. How they might feel etc. means little to him. Do you think it would be acceptable for him to write a factual rather than a personal account? He has spent hours and hours looking at various sites and has gone into too much detail (I think!) on somethings and has completely missed the point of others. He has found nothing he understands very well about how to make life more sustainable. Does anyone have any links that might be easier for him to understand? The assessment was supposed to be a formal letter to a pen pal in England and is supposed to contain graphs, diagrams and maps. He said 'why would you put those things in a letter to a pen pal!' He usually works at between level 5 and level 7 depending on whether the topic has sparked his interest. Any help or ideas would be much appreciated. We were supposed to be going out today but he won't go until he has finished this work.