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. Exhausting, isn’t it?!
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 idyllic notion of Jude participating in all their fantastic activities, sitting in a classroom and hanging out with his new […]
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 can predict, it wasn’t as simple as I hoped but I think we’re finally getting there. Basically, Direct Payments are […]
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 SEN team and was given a start date at Jude’s new school. It isn’t until Easter which is perfectly fine, […]
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 and unrealistic. I have had quite an emotional week with one thing or another but what has pretty much […]
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 starting to look like he was permanently wearing a helmet. I’m not going to lie, my usually confident stride […]
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 use our hours and what the differences are between SPLO hours and Direct Payments (I can’t remember what SPLO stands […]
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 miles away. With this in mind and the fact that the taxi occupants aren’t your average, predictable bunch of children, […]
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 school. He needs the structure and stimulation that he gets from the virtually constant one to one set up her has […]
The summer holidays are almost at a close. How has it been for you all? Would love to hear what you’ve been up to.