special needs Archive

Finding education

I’m in various Facebook groups for children like Jude who have learning disabilities and a very common discussion theme emerges on an almost daily basis. Education. Which school is right, do you go mainstream or …

Transition meeting

This morning I attended a transition meeting at Jude’s new school.   I love calling it his new school, makes it feel so official!   My emotions were running away with me a bit; I …

Dinner with a Jude

Following last week’s rather irate insistence that the council finally send on the necessary documents (a month later than they could have) to Jude’s new school, I thought I’d document Jude’s final couple of weeks …

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. …

Coping with noise

  I haven’t said this for a while but we had a really good weekend! And when I say a good weekend, I mean Jude wasn’t a nightmare. He’s changed a lot recently, more chatty, less …

Disability Benefits

      Here are some of the conditions that don’t make you “really disabled.”   Have you seen this article above? Clink on the link and have a look. Or if there is too much …

Triggers

      I’ve written in the past about Jude’s funny habits and traits that certainly keep him unique to humankind but more recently I have noticed a clear definition of triggers that set him …

The potentially factious topic of boarding

    It’s funny how your views change as you (and your children) get older; individual wants and needs differ with progress and time so you inevitably find yourself contemplating scenarios you once never thought optional.   Today has …