There's a sense of calm in the house that we haven't experienced in years. A sense of promise for the summer to come. A quiet determination to wring out every single ounce of fun. It's a really lovely feeling. And it's no coincidence that this is my first blog for months. I felt I should … Continue reading The calm between storms
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.
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