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
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.
When J was very small I would pound the local streets with him in his pram for hours. Day after day we’d head out into the fresh air, to get a change of view, exchange a word or two, and to help me pass those oh so very long daylight hours with long walks in … Continue reading “It get’s easier.” But when?
Gathering new skills and experiences wasn't my idea. An understanding of diagnostic pathways, the ability to spot an ASD child at 200 yards, a working knowledge of the Children & Families Act, or when a policy is lawful or simply made up to fox SENCO's & carer givers alike. How to re-appeal a DLA decision, … Continue reading Where now? Or what to do when your old career doesn’t seem to fit you any more.