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SEND Round-up: The unknown & unrecognised

Sometimes it seems that there is so much we don’t know when it comes to our special educational needs children. As they say, knowledge is power, but often it’s just not possible to know something or it’s simply difficult to recognise it in our kids, or even in ourselves. What could seem more unknown than […]

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SEND Round-up: Awareness & acceptance

It’s been a busy month for SEND Bloggers. If nothing else, we’ve had the Easter break and that can be challenging for many of us as routines are changed or we try to get out somewhere. Not that the weather has been on board much for that! And in some cases, that’s down to a […]

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SEND Round-up: Black, white & greys

Welcome to the March SEND Round-up.  I’d say welcome to Spring, but it doesn’t appear to be here yet. My kids love it, but I’m getting some questions and some arguments about whether it’s officially ‘spring’ or not. Do we go by the date or the weather?  Sometimes the answer isn’t black and white and […]

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SEND Round-up: Showing love & support

Welcome to the Britmums February SEND Round-up. I’m hoping you are feeling better than I. I’m typing the round-up this month while huddled under blankets on the sofa. Hit by a cold of almost epic man-flu proportions I’m grateful as ever for the support of my SEND bloggers.  This may be the month of Valentines, […]

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SEND Round-up: New Year Challenges & hopes

It’s cold and windy – brrrr, and welcome to the Britmums SEND Round-up. For some of us, Christmas seems a distant memory.  But for many families with children with special educational needs and disabilities it was a challenging time.     ‘Christmas crackered‘ is how Joseph’s and his Amazing Spectrum Coat refers to it.  After […]

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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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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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