Where like us you are away for the summer or staying at home, the truth is it’s often a different experience for families with SEND kids. Whether it’s extra planning, extra stuff or simply ‘it’s just not happening’ our breaks can be challenging. So what did SEND family bloggers say when I asked them “What will be different about your summer?”
Faith Mummy has had a tough time recently and her response ‘facing major surgery’ made my heart go out to her. Fingers crossed it won’t need to go ahead, but if it does.. we are with you.
Mummy Est 2014 says, “This is my first summer holidays with 2 children so I will only be going places if I know that J will be supported either by extra adult (family or friend) or where I know I can meet news of both children at same time! Some places J needs more support than others but I also need to remember I have a baby to take into consideration too so I can’t support run and chase J if he gets upset/anxious.”
Girls Gospel says, “I’m taking both kids and the dog camping by myself this summer. It’ll be challenging but also totally worth it. My 8 year old son, Sam has autism and is non verbal but he loves being outdoors. I’m hoping it’ll break up the long break from routine for us all.”