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November 28, 2019

I never for one second thought I would be writing a blog about how teaching broke me.  Or rather how teaching children with special needs and disability broke me. 

I have wanted to be a teacher since I can remember.  I grew up around young children and even volunte...

November 28, 2019

Last month we celebrated World Mental Health Day. Well at least we did all over social media.  The reality is for many they struggle with their mental health more than every before.  With increasing numbers of children with special needs and disability out of school du...

November 28, 2019

Is there a link between Strep Throat and Symptoms of Autism?

We get asked this question a lot.  Why? Because some people have read about the symptoms of PANS & PANDAS and think it is the same as autism.  Why do they do this?

Simple because PANDAS has many simil...

November 28, 2019

Its the most wonderful  time of the year!  Yes really it is, but for some families it can be very difficult.

Parents of children and adults with sensory processing needs and autism, may have to plan weeks in advance if not months.

The changes to environment need car...

November 28, 2019

The reason we have written this blog is simply because we interact with many people every day.  Many we speak to or liaise with online show classic signs of PTSD and may not be aware they are suffering.

We hope by raising the issue of PTSD that parents, teachers and pro...

October 30, 2019

At the start of September we started our campaign to highlight that not all children in the #SEND community were returning to school - whilst every other child in the country obtained their place in the new academic year.

Hundred of twitter users replaced their profile...

October 30, 2019

What is Pathological Demand Avoidance?

PDA is now recognised as a profile of autism, albeit a distinct one.   Children and adults with PDA will appear similar in challenges to those diagnosed Autistic.

Including

  • Social Communication challenges

  • Restrictive a...

September 30, 2019

My earliest memory of my mother and father being together was them actually fighting . 

I don’t have any memories of them actually being together without physical violence or abuse taking place. 

Whilst I knew it was not right by my physical reaction to events it was unf...

September 27, 2019

Don’t Make Greta to be an exception: why neurodiverse learners should be ‘taught’ differently

16 year old climate activist Greta Thunberg can do no wrong. She speaks her truth without violence or disrespect, she seems unfazed by the spotlight, and her example is inspiri...

September 27, 2019

The book is based on my work as a volunteer advocate for Cornwall Advocacy. Its aim is to show how adults with a learning disability have been affected by UK government austerity measures since 2010 and to bring their situation into the open. It concentrates on five me...

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