Tag: education

The price of empathy

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

Watching as the gatekeepers close the gates

Watching as the gatekeepers close the gates

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

The lone autism parent: Useful Blogs & Quick Links

The lone autism parent: Useful Blogs & Quick Links

For those of you new to the SEND scene, or if you like to read around, here are a few of my favourite news & blogs sites: Special Needs Jungle provides parent-centred information, news, special needs resources and informed opinion about SEND (Special Educational Needs & Disabilities).¬†www.specialneedsjungle.com   Starlight McKenzie¬†an informed, experienced and witty insight … Continue reading The lone autism parent: Useful Blogs & Quick Links