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.
I was 39 when I had J. A successful professional. Adept at leading teams and running businesses. My sense of self very much tied up in my work life. It didn't slip away over night that life. It kind of drifted away over several years as the burden of appointments increased and the diagnosis shifted … Continue reading Reach out for your sanity