SEND: Where is the love?

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It’s February, the month of love.  You may be surprised to know that spouses and lovers are not the most popular recipients of Valentine’s Day cards. Teachers will have received the most Valentine’s Day cards and children will have gotten more than their parents. I’ll be honest, I’m not feeling the love much this year and that could be down to the difficulties I’m having getting the support my kids need. So I wonder.. where is the love? 

As far as getting support for their kids, a number of SEND Bloggers contribute to Faith Mummy’s post on the discrepancies that exist in the UK services.  Sometimes it feels like there’s no love there.  Fortunately, we’ve got our kids to look to for inspiration.  

Isla’s Voice finds love in music – I’m not surprised as music often makes me smile too. Hunter’s Life tells us of quite a few magic moments in their life too. 

Although 47 Stripey Socks has found the love in not going shopping, a trip to the shops brought an ‘I love you’ mug home for The Mum-Care Diaries. Her youngster filled her with joy.  Something shared by It’s a Tink Thing

If home is where the heart is, then The Inclusive Home tells us how to adapt it.  Many of us have found love in our home and family. Steph’s Two Girls talks about it in her siblings post and Mummy Est.2014 tells us about it whilst the sibling is still in the tummy. 

Siblings can indeed be hero’s as Our Autism Blog explains. But so can carers and those who help us in our lives. The Long Chain has this realisation of love in her post ‘More than carers‘.  Meanwhile Down Right Joy finds her own epiphany as she sees and finds things to treasure in the unexpected.  

It’s at least nice to think, whether it’s true or not, that all you need is love. And if you aren’t sure, you can read The Additional Needs Blog Father’s reprise of the original Beatles song and see what you think. 

Feel free to contact me with your posts for next month’s 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 Comment

  1. 04 March 2019 / 20:23

    Awww, ‘love’ly round-up 😉 Thanks for including me! x