Autism Assessment

So in chasing up Jude’s autism assessment yesterday…yes the one I requested in November 2015…I have been told that I won’t hear from anyone until the new year of 2017. Honestly, I’m not joking. I …

Council meeting

I met up with two members of the council on Friday to discuss possible support for Jude because I’ve managed to get myself into a confused mess over what is and isn’t possible, how to …

School Transport

Children attending special needs schools often take council funded buses or taxis to school because they are generally not your local school distance away. Jude for example, currently attends a school which is about nine …

Skills Targets

You know how skills and self-help normally comes naturally for most children? Or they at least want to do things for themselves so practise and practise until they are independent enough to put on their …

Forward Steps…

I had two fabulous phone calls on Friday regarding Jude. Firstly, my lovely contact at the Special Yoga Foundation called to see if she could come over for a meeting this week to discuss the …

Jude’s Packed Lunches

Food and nutrition is always a big interest for me and in particular, I have an unnaturally ardent obsession with what people put inside packed lunch boxes for their children. I have touched on nutrition …

Happy Little Soles

In the search of some toddler shoes for Emmeline, I stumbled upon an online shop that looks both fun and appealing in it’s colourful design, is easy to use and fully laden with high quality children’s shoes from …

Playgroups

What are you experiences at playgroups? Honestly, such a simple concept…children, toys, parents drinking tea, yet it can become the most political, fractious situation going at the drop of a hat.     I took …

Book links

I thought I’d put a list of links the books I mentioned recently. They are suitable for toddlers onwards – Jude loves them all and even Elsa enjoys listening to them too. Click on the …

Failings and dwellings

I’ve had too much time to think and dwell on things today. Working from home means that: a) I concoct some fantastic plans in my head that are highly unachievable but limitlessly dream-like. b) I …