About Ann .

"Rainbows are too beautiful," said Anthony. "I just can't look at them." Ann says her son's statement characterizes so much about how her autistic and neurotypical family interacts and interprets the world in their own wonderful way. Originally a PR and marketing professional for the third sector, Ann now does some lecturing in this topic but spends most of her time being a full time mum and sharing her experiences through her award nominated blog. Ann’s three kids attend different schools and have multiple diagnoses including Autism, ADHD, anxiety and more. Ann is a Trustee on a local disabled children’s charity and speaks at SEND conferences and consultations.

Author Ann .

SEND Round-up: Bring on Christmas

Welcome to our December SEND Round-up.  The cold is upon us, the trees are naked and I’m beginning to feel festive. We just about got our Christmas decorations up this year without too much drama.  I’ll have to wait and see how the rest of the month goes.  Although Nicole reminds us that we aren’t all […]

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SEND Round-up: Practical & emotional support

The evenings are getting dark and the cold has definitely ascended on us.  For November Round-up, SEND Bloggers have been supporting each other across the board.  We’ve had some great emotional and practical support posts over the last month. Diagnosis is always an emotional time for parents.  Joseph and his Amazing Spectrum Coat talks about […]

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SEND Round-up: Where opinions & facts meet

October – there is little denying that autumn is upon us. The most emotional one in our family always declares it’s a sad time of the year as all the leaves are dying and it’s going to rain.. a lot. Our chirpiest still maintains that it’s a beautiful season with autumn fruits and colourful leaves […]

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SEND Round-up: Popular places & passionate parenting

Welcome to September’s SEND Round-up.  Some of our kids are heading back to school, some are starting a new one and some are staying at home.   Whichever place works for you and your family is the important thing.  The most popular places are ones that work for us.  Working for us can mean a […]

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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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