SEND: It’s been a tough time lately

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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 fun, but over the last month or so, it’s been a struggle for many.

Perhaps it’s because it’s the end of the school year. Though this isn’t the case for Steph’s Two Girls.  Her daughter is back out of school but the truth is lately things haven’t been easy.  Everything can seem overwhelming and we just have to ‘suck it up’ as PDABubble says.  47 Stripey Socks offer support in de-stressing the morning routine. Faithmummy has also been through a lot but gets herself online to thank everyone who helped her son through brain surgery.

Life hasn’t turned as expected for many of us. Our Altered Life talks about grief for the living, the life no longer seen.  But our perspectives can change. A Blog About Raising My Autistic Son, certainly got a different view when she was one of the few neurotypicals or ‘allistics’ at Autscape.  She watched as her natural behaviours adjusted and she felt like she didn’t fit in. 

The Mum Cares Diaries tells us that she has changed her mind about things in years after her son’s diagnosis.   Things change too as First Time Valley Mam shows as she talks regression, progress and wow moments.  The Long Chain talks about  knowing better now when looking back at inclusion, or the lack of from her own past.

Others of us have been aware of the news. The Additional Needs Blog Father is deeply disturbed by what he sees online. You may be too of you read his post on the institutionalised torture of our children. Mummy Est 2014 is giving advice on dealing with the mega heatwave, and Autism Mumma talks about her pride on Autistic Pride Day

Finally this month I’m including a poem from An Autist and her Family – the Mum called ‘My Heart‘ about her girls. It’s just a lovely read. 

I’m hoping the next months provide some rest for us all. Take care until next time and drop me a comment if you’d like me to see something for inclusion next month. 

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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.

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