SEND Round-up: Practical & emotional support

The evenings are getting dark and the cold has definitely ascended on us.  For November Round-up, SEND Bloggers have been supporting each other across the board.  We’ve had some great emotional and practical support posts over the last month.

Diagnosis is always an emotional time for parents.  Joseph and his Amazing Spectrum Coat talks about the long dark tunnel of diagnosis whereas for Spitting Yarn it’s more like seeing the light.  Often Called Cathy writes a wonderful post that anyone receiving a diagnosis of severe disability for their child would love.

Both First Time Valley Mam and Faith Mummy offer emotional strength to those with autistic children.  It’s often about what people don’t see or the effects on the whole family.   This is something that Life and Other Stories understands as she considers the future.  Whilst Hunters Life is reminiscing about how lucky a holiday and time out makes them feel. 

Which leads us into the practical support that’s being discussed by SEND Bloggers this month. Living with Lennon writes about the importance of respite and Ordinary Hopes discusses the cost of going to the loo on a day out.  Meanwhile It’s A Tink Thing tells us how they plan a day out. Inclusive Home reviews kids carriers and Mum On A Mission provides ideas to keep warm in a wheelchair

A Blog About Raising My Autistic Son writes about the practicalities of school and Stephs Two Girls at challenging behaviour.  Whereas Stories About Autism looks at medication for his son, Emma 4 FACS looks at the things to do if you think your epilepsy medicines affected your child. 

To complete our round-up this month are two lovely posts that lay in the centre offering some practical and emotional support.  Brody, Me and GDD talks about the support provides by siblings and Our Altered Life writes 11 ways to help in the early days of a special needs baby.  

Our next round-up will be out shortly before Christmas. I can’t wait to see how we support each other and spread our messages over the next month. Link your posts up below, I look forward to reading them.

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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.