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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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SEND Round-up: BareFootChallenge & help for parent carers

We had some great posts linked up last month; still in time for any Easter ski trips planned, Downs Side Up hosted a great piece on Skiing with kids with Down’s Syndrome. I’d add to this with my recommendation of a UK based company called Snowbility who work successfully with any children with Additional Needs. […]

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SEND Round-up: Diagnosis, A-Zs and letters

Hopefully you’ve all been enjoying a nice sunny half-term; it feels like Spring is on its way and yet I’m sure I’ll be saying next month that it’s freezing cold again! February’s round-up is a mixed bag. I’m going to start with a post which was extremely eloquently written (as always) by Downs Side Up: Ultimate […]

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SEND Round-up: Reflections & what’s in store?

January feels like a tough month for many, especially SEND parents; dark, chilly, wet, snowy (if you’re lucky!) and a long time until pay day are all known to have an effect on the general population. It’s also when we traditionally take a closer look at our lives and decide what changes we’d like to […]

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SEND Round-up: Festive challenges and reflections

December is my favourite month of the year but also a tricky one for many of us. So many extra challenges and issues have to be taken into account but it’s good to see happy results at times. Jane talks about the occasion of putting their tree up in her post Our Christmas Tree, and […]

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SEND Round-up: Labels & challenges

Starting with lovely positives this month; great news from MotherGeek in Do you believe in fate? and her follow up post SEN school place at last. Jane from Our Little Escapades wrote about some driving time this month in her post Legoland Windsor Driving School, and Legoland is applauded again in Legoland Windsor Brick or Treat by the Sensory […]

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SEND Round-up: Education highs and lows

This month there has been a flurry of posts about education; good news, bad news, still waiting for news…. so much to say on this topic that I’m sure it’ll be a regular feature. First the good: Mandy from Raising the Rainbows posted about the success of her son starting in High School. Sometimes it’s […]

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SEND Round-up: Back To School

Apologies for being slightly late with this month’s SEND round-up; I’m claiming our recent house move as a semi-decent excuse though and hope you will all forgive me. There’s a little update on how it went over on my blog at It’s Oh So Quiet – but of course you may not be surprised to hear that I spoke […]

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SEND Round-up: Parenting challenges and Different Lives

This month brought several posts highlighting the differences which living with children with additional needs can bring. Jane from Our Little Escapades talked about Ethan’s First Parent Evening and how that differed from what she’d have expected at a mainstream school. Tracey experienced feelings that I’m guessing most of us have had when trying a day out, but ended up […]

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