Archive For The “autism” Category

10 things you don’t know about X #SEND30DayChallenge 

By | August 21, 2017

The second day’s blog prompt is above.  I was originally going to write this post about T and D (and did draft something which I wasn’t happy with, reading it back earlier) but I’ve chosen to re-blog a post from ABC news, around the various myths surrounding autism. I don’t normally cut and paste and all […]

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The meaning behind my blog name #SEND30daychallenge 

By | August 20, 2017

Yes, I’m doing another challenge and one that is even closer to my heart than music. A challenge for special needs bloggers, there are a lot of us about. Each sharing our experiences and wanting to raise a little bit more awareness and acceptance within – at times, a not very open – Society. It’s […]

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Rugby – Our #WOTW 

By | August 18, 2017

It’s an unexpected word to sum up our week today, not a word I’d thought I’d use, being a pre-dominantly footie (well 50% anyway) family. You might have thought my word would be hospital as I had a quite lengthy pre-op on Tuesday and because the first of my rectifying feet operations is on Monday, or Music as D […]

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Managing 

By | August 2, 2017

I popped this photo onto Instagram earlier, of a truly happy D: She might look uncomfortable scrunched up but she’s not, she’s very relaxed. And the reason? Cash Trapped, a game show that has replaced The Chase on ITV1 for a few weeks, normally this change would cause D angst but she gets oh so excited and […]

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Tips for starting primary school with an ASD/SN child 

By | August 1, 2017

Yesterday I shared my tips for starting in secondary school, in this post, I’m re-visiting our experiences of D starting firstly in mainstream reception and then transferring to SN school. These are our experiences and are designed to help, preparing for any child to start school can be a worry, when your child has SN, those worries […]

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Preparing your ASD child for secondary/high school 

By | July 31, 2017

Ooh, the summer holidays are whizzing by and new terms with new teachers beckoning for my children. It’s got me thinking back a couple of years to how I felt as secondary school loomed for T and the concerns I had. I thought I’d share them to see if anyone found them useful.  My main […]

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A Trophy and 30 Day Music Challenge 

By | July 21, 2017

It’s been the last day of term for both T and D today, quite possibly the last school bus trip with the coach company who are making life extremely difficult for pupils who use their service and it’s also been a day when D rushed home, full of smiles, clutching this:  A “Musician Of The Year” award […]

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Annoyed – My #WOTW 

By | July 20, 2017

If you regularly read my blogs, you’ll know I’m a “glass half full” J even when my #scarfeet are at their peak of achiness and I’m just worn down by “stuff” but not this week, I’m Annoyed. Extremely annoyed and disappointed in T’s school, which isn’t an ideal way to be during the last week […]

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D’s School Report 

By | July 19, 2017

Because T and D are at two different schools (T, mainstream secondary and D, SN school), their annual school reports differ greatly – both in their content and format. T’s is very short, concise and very focussed on current grades and predicted grades as he’s two years away from GCSE’s. D’s is 18 pages (and […]

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The Fear and What If? 

By | July 15, 2017

Do you feel it sometimes, the fear? It can creep up at any time, envelop you in its proverbial black cape and stay there, making you think and worry, fearful for the future. I’ve been thinking back this since our daughter turned 13 in May, she received her autism diagnosis at 4.5 years so she’s […]

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