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SEND Round-up: Goodbye school days & parking bays

It’s half way through August already – welcome to the SEND Round-up. Although school finished just a few weeks ago, it is still often on the mind of many SEND Bloggers this month.  Stephs Two Girls gives us a school update and Caring in the Chaos tells us why she didn’t really want her daughter to go […]

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SEND Round-up: Play, sports and run-ins

Welcome to July’s Britmums SEND Round-up – summer is definitely here.  The good weather and longer evenings seem to be encouraging our kids to play.  Outside, Tink is having fun with a little girl at the playground.  Inside, This Mama tells how her son benefits from playing with a doll. Our lads can really engage with books […]

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SEND Round-up: Awareness, behaviour & care

Many SEND Bloggers took some time out of social media during the recent awful events in Manchester and London. After a break though, there has been a general desire to not let the events stop us continuing our lives. And so to our June SEND round-up.  Last month, various aspects of behaviour and care that have been highlighted by […]

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SEND Round-up: Undiagnosed & fitting in

Hello from me and the SEND Blogger Community! It’s time for May’s SEND Round-up and this month’s starts with a farewell. Steph Curtis, an amazing woman and awesome blogger at Stephs Two Girls, has decided it is time to pass on the Britmums SEND Round-up editor baton. Steph has been writing this round-up for several […]

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SEND Round-up: Down Syndrome, autism, access & more

Welcome to April’s SEND round-up – and at the risk of sounding like a weather girl, isn’t it glorious out there?! The weather has been kind to us so far this Spring; let’s keep our fingers crossed for a long warm summer ahead. Most situations seem better with a bit of sun involved, don’t you […]

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SEND Round-up: World Rare Disease Day & pushy parents

There’s been a lot going on generally over the past couple of months, including a fair amount of sickness in our household unfortunately. So I am delighted to be able to introduce you to a guest host for the round-up this month: lovely Ann from Rainbows are too beautiful. Please do pop over and visit her blog […]

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SEND Round-up: Reviewing & looking forward

I’m obviously not the first to wish you all a Happy New Year, but that doesn’t mean I wish it any less for you! 2017 could be a cracker – certainly in terms of blogging from the SEND community and getting our messages out there. Good luck to everyone for the year ahead. In terms […]

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SEND Round-up: Christmas shows, gift lists & reflections

By the time you’re reading this, SEND families will have just about made it through what can be a challenging period for many of us. Christmas shows usually come before the big day itself, but for some, these school plays are not possible – Hunters Life wrote about how the Nativity went for their child. I […]

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SEND Round-up: Special school, parties & pushy parents

Last month included a huge variety of posts, with topics ranging from school and parties to pushy parents and changing places. School issues continue to be key for several of us, and It’s a Tink Thing found herself in a situation which many SEND parents have been in, when mainstream school just doesn’t seem to be the […]

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SEND Round-up: NIPT, more school & success

Wow, 24 linkers for the SEND Round-up last month; I’m wondering if that must be some sort of record! Thanks all. Think we all got prolific overnight… either that or we have caught up on sleep and have time on our hands (ha!) On the other hand maybe it’s that there are more pressing issues at […]

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SEND Round-up: Back to School

So it looks like autumn has finally arrived, after the briefest of Indian summers. It won’t be long before Christmas! (sorry). Last month more posts were linked up than ever before, so there’s plenty of reading material for you here. It would be lovely to see even more comments on these posts; support for those […]

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SEND Round-up: Holidays

This month has been all about moving house for us, so very little time for a holiday or blogging myself but I’ve still loved reading other blogs when I could. I’m guessing we’ve all experienced difficult times over the holiday period, as the lack of routine and structure can be a huge challenge for many, but […]

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SEND Round-up: Positives, Campaigns and Communication

I must kick off with a huge apology for this month’s round-up being so late – we had an extra busy run-up to the end of term as we have a Year 6 Leaver here, so even more than usual was packed into the schedule! So sorry for that; thank you for all the wonderful […]

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SEND Round-up: Carers Week & Twitter storm

Yet again, it has been a busy old month in the world of SEND. To be honest though, I don’t think there’s ever a quiet month for any of us. The biggest story of the month was probably the mistake made by legal firm Baker Small, when they publicly took to their Twitter account to celebrate what […]

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SEND Round-up: Undiagnosed Day & PDA Awareness Day

I’m pleased to say there were lots of linkers (20!) and at least two very important SEND days over the last month – Undiagnosed Day and Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) Awareness Day. Kicking off with some fab #undiagnosed posts first – Little Mama Murphy wrote a very positive post: Exciting times ahead for undiagnosed children which highlights […]

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SEND Round-up: World Autism Awareness & Down’s Syndrome Days

It was fantastic that so many bloggers joined in with last month’s SEND linky; there has indeed been a lot to cover over this period. World Autism Awareness Day/Week/Month following shortly after World Down’s Syndrome Day, along with the screening of a new TV drama on BBC1 called The A Word, has led to a huge increase in […]

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