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 to a special school.  Our World and Autism can’t believe they are at the end of Primary School and is excited about the next step.   Autism Mumma gives advice and provides ideas about preparing an ASD child for Secondary School.  

Our Autism Blog also examines getting her secondary school girl with teenage kids and body odour and Life with ASC considers the implications of hoping to be ‘normal’ at school.  It’s also been a bittersweet end of the year for The Odd Sock Diary. Maybe First Time Valley Mam can help us all out with teacher’s A-Z’s or Mummy Times Two with her ideas on making school inclusion better?

The end of the school year has turned into the summer break and this spells difficulties for To Aufinity and Beyond. But, Sensory Sensitive Mummy manages to survive the first week of the holidays.  It’s a Tink Thing tells us about summer for them.   Is it all fountains and ice-cream for Someone’s Mum?  

Revelations of a Slummy Mummy is also running a series on surviving the summer and Often Called Cathy is simply creating a good life with her disabled daughter.  A Wheelie Great Adventure enjoys their trips and accessibility with birds, a beach and a bomber.   Although fair access doesn’t always come to those who wait, wait and wait, according to Ordinary Hopes.  

The Long Chain says it’s a lack of understanding that means disabled parking bays are misused.   But if you are in the market for an accessible vehicle then Mum on A Mission looks at one.  Finally, to bring us back round from parking bays to the holidays, The Inclusive Home provides us with her top five inclusive products for the summer break, a helpful list for many. 

As Faith Mummy and I both highlight, the summer can be a difficult time for some SEND Bloggers.  But, ever the optimist, I’m wishing you all a good break and look forward to reporting back on your stories next month.  Get in touch with me or drop a link below if you’d like to be included in the next SEND Round-up. 

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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.


  1. 31 August 2017 / 10:44

    Loads of great reading here!
    Thank you so much for including my post on holiday products!

    • Ann
      31 August 2017 / 11:24

      You are welcome.

  2. 31 August 2017 / 16:39

    Thanks for including us 🙂

  3. A Wheelie Great Adventure
    02 September 2017 / 22:02

    Thank you for including me 🙂