PALMS

    You may remember a few weeks ago, our request for Jude to attend a weekly boarding school was turned down by the Panel. The educational side agree with our school choice and appear happy to fund his place there however the social care department aren’t willing to pay for the residential element of his care. […]

    I’ve been working on something fab for a while now but wanted to show you in advance before it properly comes to a head in August…   I wrote a book! It’s not a long book, more like a tester, a waving hand at the world in an attempt to show people that […]

Anxiety

I posted a short video on Instagram today of Jude waiting for his school bus and repeatedly asking me his standard pre-bus arriving questions. It dawned on me how visible his anxiety can be so over the next week or so I’m going to document how it manifests and develops into a full blown melt […]

  Earlier in the week I promised to tell you about the meeting I had on Monday with various people in Jude’s entourage. I think for the first time in the last eleven years, I came out of a meeting feeling positive and that finally, my requests for him and our family were being listened to. […]

    So FINALLY, the day has come where Jude returns to school from the Easter holidays. It’s just for an hour and a half today as I think it will be a lot to take on…a new school full of bigger children, new teachers, new bus driver, literally everything is new. Jude has new […]

    Yesterday was a draining but insightful day. Firstly, I took Jude to hospital to undergo assessments with a paediatrician plus a couple of other SEN professionals to see whether or not he is on the Spectrum (ASD). I applied for this to be done back in  October 2015 and a year and a […]

    I thought it would be funny to reflect on Jude as a little boy. I focus so heavily on situations we face in the present day and despite not believing we should look back for answers to current questions, it’s pretty cool to reflect on the little toddler who captured so many hearts.   […]