Tag Archives: additional needs

Having a right to play?

Everyone needs systems and processes. If only to have some words for your actions to push against. Just to see what might happen, what could change. Which brings me neatly to… holiday playschemes… and the intractability of county and district … Continue reading

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Trolley? What trolley?

Some of you may remember when I waxed lyrical here about the simple pleasures of being able to take Alex supermarket shopping. On the face of it, I appreciate, it may seem odd getting so excited about taking him food … Continue reading

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Whose blog is it anyway?

There have been a number posts and discussions over the past weeks and months about parents of disabled children and their decision to blog. Do they invade their children’s privacy? Do they try to speak for their child? If their … Continue reading

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Guest Post by Alex – on why Christmas is a bit fab

Here’s what I’ve learned about Christmas… It’s the most fun. I really don’t want it to end. There’s lights – so many lights! – on the houses, in Christmas trees, people’s gardens… and an awful lot in my room. Makes … Continue reading

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So much more than What you see…

It’s hard to encapsulate Alex in a few words. In a nutshell, to try to sum him up, I might say, ‘Well, he doesn’t walk and he doesn’t talk and…um, he needs help with pretty much everything.’ And that person … Continue reading

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Dear Secret Teacher…

Does anyone else read Secret Teacher in The Guardian? I think as a parent it’s always interesting to read – to see inside the classroom if you like. Yesterday’s had this somewhat emotive headline: “Either he goes, or I’m taking … Continue reading

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Was that the post…?

Close up on the inside of a front door – specifically the letter box. As we pull back an extremely thick A4 brown envelope is pushed through the letter box. Switch back to close up on the letter as it … Continue reading

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