SEN Archive

Freak outs

How do you cope when your child completely loses it?   Jude has done this twice in the car in the last month and it’s just awful. The first time, I was on my own …

Results from yesterdays Panel

Jude (yesterday) in his funky new onesie!   Thank you so much to everyone who has messaged me about yesterdays meeting. Here is a video of me explaining what happened and where we go from here. …

Have I made a mistake?

    I’ve made a massive error. Thinking about it, I can’t believe how stupid I have been. When I was looking around this lovely school for Jude, I think I drifted away in the …

Direct Payments

  A while ago I think I mentioned how I was hoping to transfer Jude’s Jubilee House hours into Direct Payments so we could hire a Support Worker for him once a fortnight. Well, as you …

Letter of response and progression

So despite the fact last week almost killed me with stress and fatigue, a couple of good things happened.   Firstly, I was kept up to date with meetings and progress by my new contact within the …

A letter to Herts County Council (HCC)

Dear HCC,   Please excuse the ubiquitous letter however so many people and so many departments have factored into our time in Hertfordshire that I can’t particularly address it to one individual. That would be unfair …

Hair Cut!

Today, I finally took Jude to the barbers for a well needed hair cut. He has incredibly thick hair which grows outwards if left uncontrolled and we had got to the point where he was …

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 …

Bad, bad, bad day

For all the good days we have had this summer holiday, it was inevitable that things would only deteriorate as Jude got more and more frustrated with our chilled out routines each day. He loves …