When your child receives an ASD diagnosis after they have started school the choice of school placement isn't necessarily clear cut. LA's often have policies about just how far your child needs to be behind their peers to even warrant a conversation. Never mind your childs tangible stress or anxiety levels. The LA decides. Making … Continue reading The price of empathy
This year our little household is fully embracing the idea of a #calmerchristmas. No visitors, limited visits, no long-distance travelling, scaled back decorations, and a light schedule which J and I will agree together, in advance, adding in lots of the stuff that HE likes to do. Given that school have already shown an ignorance of … Continue reading How Tesco saved our #CalmerChristmas
How an LA can steal your child's childhood, and undermine their future, by passive adherence to internal processes, cost-based short-term decisions with long-term outcomes, and non compliance with even the most basic legal frameworks.
The area where we live is ruled by a benevolent Master. Benevolent in that the minions that represent the Master are professional and honestly want to do the best they can for the local townsfolk. But when it comes to dealing with the local SEND community the minions are forced to follow well worn paths … Continue reading Watching as the gatekeepers close the gates