….that just reforming the statementing system is not enough to relieve the hardship that families like mine face. We also need local services and local schools that are equipped to support the needs of our children. As my story will...―
The idea of integrating my daughter into the pupil referral unit via the home tuition service has failed. After months of struggling to get my daughter to go into the building we’ve now come to the conclusion that it’s not working....―
This is parenting at the extreme believe me but needs must. As tired as I am I can’t give up. I have no choice but to continue to help my children get their health back and reintegrate back into education. It’s … Continue ...―
Its been a difficult day. Someone from the education department rang me to ask to arrange to see my daughter at home. Apparently the home tutoring service asked the inclusion team to contact us because our daughter refuses to go to the …...―
A row has cropped up in my area about an academy’s proposal to change its admissions policy. Instead of giving priority to children living near to the school, it wants to prioritise children from two Church of England schools. It has ...―
Looking back at 2012, it has been one of the toughest years we’ve had as a family. It was the year that both of my autistic children were out of school, a stressful and tiring experience for everyone. For my … Continue reading →―
It hasn’t been a good week and I’m in a bad mood. It all started with the ‘big meeting’ when the local authority told us that my aspergers daughter needs to transfer into the local Pupil Referral Unit (PRU). (This …...―
Not really. I feel a certain amount of relief that we are now at the end of a long haul of assessment and report gathering but that is all. Reading my daughter’s statement has been hard. It emphasises the negative side of her …...―
I have to admit to feeling totally demoralised at the moment. The behaviour of the coalition government has stressed me to such a point that I am loosing the will to write about anything on my blog. Instead I find … Continue reading →―
There is a theory that there are five stages of grief – denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. First introduced by Elizabeth Kubler Ross after working with the terminally ill, the theory is applicable to many situations where...―
As much as I love my children and the joyous moments they bring I can’t deny that caring for them can be stressful at times. Not only are there the everyday motherly duties to do but there are also the additional demands … Continue...―
Perfectionism is not uncommon in people with aspergers syndrome. They set themselves such high levels of attainment that anything that doesn’t meet that level can cause them huge amounts of stress and anxiety. The smallest mistakes can ...―
I was way too excited about being a mother- for the first time. I was told many beautiful ...
Most people have experienced some level of acute pain in the lower back, shoulders, or ...
Last Thursday we had dinner at the Pancake Parlour, Andy & I. ∙ He ordered the ...