Starting secondary school

Bam started secondary school this September. Starting secondary school is a big step for any child. The change is huge – a child goes from having one/maybe two teachers all week to six a day. Suddenly, they are expected to follow a timetable and complete about four or fives times the amount of homework thanContinue reading “Starting secondary school”

We will be issued an EHCP!

A huge relief, super happy but tinged with a bit of sadness. I think that sums up my feelings when I found out that Bam was going to be issued an EHCP. My boy will have the support to spread his wings and fly! (hence the photo) I had a few moments before Mops finishedContinue reading “We will be issued an EHCP!”

Awaiting EHCP decision

I’m waiting for the Education, Health and Care plan (EHCP) decision to enter my inbox – it’s due on Monday but the local authority have warned me that there may be a delay of a few days. It’s really putting me on edge…we’ve been told that Bam’s application is borderline so I’m aware we mightContinue reading “Awaiting EHCP decision”

Supporting the sibling of a special needs child

When you have a child with special needs, they can quite quickly and easily become the focus of your attention. They need extra support to keep up with daily life, they need extra understanding because sometimes they’re not able to keep up with daily life and they need extra energy because sometimes life can beContinue reading “Supporting the sibling of a special needs child”

Receiving a high functioning autism diagnosis

I walked into the doctor’s surgery feeling a bit nervous. I didn’t know what to expect, I just knew we would be there for two hours and that they were going to do two types of assessment. I didn’t know what the assessments would involve, I hadn’t prepared myself for the emotional impact either –Continue reading “Receiving a high functioning autism diagnosis”