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 and Isla’s Voice’s micro blog tells how she plays with books.  This is part of a current Mum on a Mission initiative. The #SEND30daychallenge has engaged some great SEND Bloggers. 

A blog About Raising My Autistic Son has been questioning how autistic children can access after school play activities. Meanwhile Steph’s Two Girls discusses that learning itself should also be fun

One of the often considered ‘fun’ things at school, and a topic for a few SEND Bloggers this month, is Sports Day.  Roo on Rainbow Dust has his first sports day and Autism Mumma turns up despite the rain.  Our Little Escapades wonders if Sports Day is too much while Faith Mummy’s daughter has a special sporting achievement.   First Time Valley Mum describes how there’s actually a lot more to sports day than just ‘fun’.

From play, sports and some running in races to run-ins of a different kind.  SEND Bloggers have also been discussing some serious topics.  Down’s Side Up is looking at what the MET are covering on the BBC.  The Inclusive Home discusses her disappointments about the latest British Standard document which addresses accessibility.

Ordinary Hopes considers Human Rights and Inhuman Wrongs and Someone’s Mum says she won’t allow the system to break her son.  Caring in Chaos thinks it’s strange there is not more investment being placed on supporting and understanding mental health for those with additional needs. 

Stress and anxiety can be particularly high during times of change. Many SEND Bloggers are facing the end of the school year.  A Diary of an Imperfect Mum highlights why autistic children hate this time and Mummy Times Two shares her tips on making the transition easier. At least we know Elin on Mum Making Lemonade is happy at school. 

I’m hoping things go well for everyone, and hope to see you all back here in August for our next SEND Round-up.  Please either drop a link below or contact me with your posts for inclusion. 


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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. 17 July 2017 / 21:10

    Thank you so much for including my post Hun 💙

  2. 25 July 2017 / 11:26

    Oh now I’m going to check out some of those blogs & I already follow a couple.
    Don’t know if you will find anything applicable in mine?

    • 25 July 2017 / 20:29

      Foiled by auto text – I meant … I love this round up 😊