SEND Round-up: Means-testing and microchipping?

Would you microchip your child? A headline like that is sure to grab your attention, and it sure grabbed mine earlier this month. Of course we shake our heads, we think of the civil liberties denied, the privacy issues and then we immediately think of how a system like this could be misused and abused.…

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Special Needs Round-up: A shortlist of brilliant bloggers!

In just over a month many of the UK’s parent bloggers will be meeting in London, at the swanky Brewery venue, to swap tips, inspire one another, share knowledge and possibly a glass of Prosecco too. Yep, Britmums Live is just around the corner and I for one am very excited to be going again…

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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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