It’s a miracle!!!

So, after months of whinging and hassling my Social Worker, he has finally contacted me! Jude’s “case” is going to panel and hopefully his 40 hours a year will increase to 95 hours, meaning he …

First visit

So Jude went for a visit to Jubilee House yesterday with his new buddy Jade (Jade and Jude, match made in heaven!) and he loved it. Slightly reluctant at first, but I think this was because …

Stress

I have been incredibly stressed recently. Day to day life can be challenging and in particular if you have a disabled child (and a crazy 9 month old baby). Not only are activities that most people …

“I choose chocolate cake”

So Jude has been saying a few funny things recently but the one that makes me laugh the most is when you ask him a question, he always replies “I choose yes” or “I choose …

Jubilee House

So, I met a fab lady today. She works for an organisation call Jubilee House which offers support, one to one care, respite, day trips out, etc. for children with disabilities. They have an adult …

Charity

I have been let down massively by our county council. They never respond, lack any sort of supporting ability and continuously behave as if I’m asking for something amazing rather than just a few hours …

End of the week

Jude won’t wear socks. What is wrong with socks?!?! He also won’t wear a jacket unless it’s done up. Same goes for a zip up hoody, if it’s not zipped up he won’t wear it. …

New term

Back to school and what a difference! Jude (after a challenging morning) went off to school happily and worked so hard in all his lessons. Then he came home and was polite, played nicely with …

Sensorial

Something Jude has always had is a sensitivity to touch. When he was little, you literally couldn’t touch the palms of his hands as he’d pull away and even now he is still reluctant to …

Socialising

Not a happy, happy topic but one very relevant to people with learning disabilities. So, we avoid socialising. I don’t mean that in a “we don’t want to see anybody” way. Rather I mean it …