Disability Issues Archive

The importance of sensory play

Jude’s birthday party on Saturday was lovely. It was tiny, just a few friends and family but perfect for the birthday boy himself. He did a lot better than I thought he would, engaging with …

What makes a brilliant Jude holiday?

Recently, we’ve been talking a lot about booking a holiday. We intend to go abroad in the summer before Jude breaks up as I don’t think he’d be happy with the plans. I feel content …

Jude’s sense of direction

I’ve always mentioned how I dislike the whole Rain Man, “what’s Jude’s amazing skill?” kind of attitude because frankly, it’s ridiculous.     He’s a human being and not a magician. BUT when it comes …

When did I know?

  I must get asked this question on an almost weekly basis. When did I realise there ¬†was something slightly different with Jude? I know some people don’t like this sort of discussion and I …

Anxious about leaving the house!

Jude had a really lovely weekend at home but I’ve noticed (and I’m aware that I talk about this a lot) that his anxiety has got worst.   Now when he’s going through his standard …

Anxiety

On first appearances, I think many people overlook Jude’s internal anxiety but it’s something I’ve been wary of and somewhat afraid of for the past couple of years. I’m also convinced it has got worse …

You’re all awesome

  I’m always a little overwhelmed when someone emails me for advice, to say thank you or just to tell me about their experiences with the council or schooling in general. I never really know …

What can you see in a photograph?

It’s been an interesting seven days to say the least… I’ve had interviews, worked too much, driven millions of miles here there are everywhere for the family and I’ve defended myself and the children. I …