SEND: Helping families cope with the stress and anxiety of change

This time of year is often difficult as we leave summer behind and get back to school routines. It always feels hectic as we catch up on meetings, work and those things that got left over the holidays. I’ve certainly been very busy so am delighted to have Jade from The Autism Page guest host…

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Special Needs Round-up: Disability labels and ante-natal choices

This month two topics have shouted out from my computer screen over and over again as I have browsed your Special Needs and Disability blogs, websites and online magazines. They are topics that we all have an opinion on, that affect us emotionally and that will keep us (hopefully respectfully) discussing and debating for many…

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Special needs round-up: Looking back, forward and now

I know, I know, it’s January! Christmas was wonderful yet challenging and exhausting, we’re all paying for it all in more ways than one. It’s tricky to get our children outside because it just won’t stop raining, the school runs are still dark and I for one haven’t got the energy to build an ark…

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Special Needs Round-up: ‘Awareness’ & hurtful comments

Three meaty topics for you this month: Transitioning through life, insensitive comments and ‘awareness’. Here’s what our round-up bloggers think. How about you? Our vests have been dug out and the Winter boots have had a few outings. Our children have probably had their flu jabs and the more organised amongst you will already have…

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Special Needs Round-up: New term newsletter

Welcome back to the Special Needs Round-up for our new collection of must-read posts and news of what’s been happening over the summer break. I hope you all survived the school holidays with your sanity in tact and that your children found activities on offer that were suitable for their needs. The long break can…

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