As always it’s been a busy month for SEND Bloggers. There’s been several events on recently that have focused on this area and these brilliant people. June’s FESTable, is the UK’s first National Festival of Specialist Learning that brings together young people, parents and professionals to debate, challenge, learn and to look for solutions facing young people with disabilities in specialist learning. It’s one of a kind. Special Needs Jungle tells us why it is different from other conferences, and Steph’s Two Girls says why it’s important but also why she didn’t go.
Autism Kids on Tour wins the award for Best Practical Advice for Families and the Blog Post that made the Biggest Impact goes to Little Mama Murphy for ‘Dear Doctor’. New categories for 2018 included Microblogger and Blogger Making a Difference. These go to Autism from a Dad’s Eye View and Born at the Right Time respectively. This year’s Newcomer is Living with Lennon.
There was also a additional presentation for another two who had a huge impact on the community that resulted in a real change. Blogger of Emma4facs Emma Murphy, and Janet Williams run the FACS Association. They received the Bringing Us Together Special Recognition Award on the night, for their work on the Valproate Crisis.
I’d love all SEND parents to get a special award. We face stress and challenges that are relatively unique in some ways as far as parenting goes. The support we all give to each other goes far beyond the blogging community I’m so pleased to be part of.
If you’ve any ideas or posts you’d like considered for the next Send Round-up, please drop them in the comments below.