How SEND families plan for Bonfire Night

Loud noises, bright contrasts, sudden changes of direction and usually lots and lots of people. All this while being in an unfamiliar place, open to the elements and in the dark. This can often make attending Bonfire night or Fireworks tricky for some children with SEND whilst others can be mesmerised. What tips can we…

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SEND: Helping families cope with the stress and anxiety of change

This time of year is often difficult as we leave summer behind and get back to school routines. It always feels hectic as we catch up on meetings, work and those things that got left over the holidays. I’ve certainly been very busy so am delighted to have Jade from The Autism Page guest host…

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SEND: What’s different about our summer?

Where like us you are away for the summer or staying at home, the truth is it’s often a different experience for families with SEND kids.  Whether it’s extra planning, extra stuff or simply ‘it’s just not happening’ our breaks can be challenging. So what did SEND family bloggers say when I asked them “What…

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SEND: It’s been a tough time lately

I never know what I’m going to find each month when the time comes to write this post. I read lots of blogs on a regular basis but never quite feel up to date with what’s going on in everyones lives.  I’ve started to use this round-up as a catch-up.  Sometimes it’s light, sometimes it’s…

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SEND: Autism Awareness Month, BAPS Awards & SATs

It is finally beginning to feel like spring is here.  In fact it’s virtually verging on summer. Lately I’ve been feeling a bit blue and like many SEND parents and bloggers have been struggling with getting support for my kids.  Struggling with the stress of it all. It nearly always feels like there is a…

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