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”
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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”
Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) – the next stage
I chose this photo to accompany this post as I think it accurately sums up how I feel about the Education, Health and Care Plan process – lots of steps to climb, with my gorgeous boy and his needs at the centre of the process. Here’s more about entering stage 2 of the process…. FollowingContinue reading “Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) – the next stage”
Bam on tour…school trip excitement
Last week Bam went on a school trip. The school asked him to write a summary of his day for the school newsletter – his account of his day is below. This piece really made me smile, his excitement and love of the outdoors really shines through. So here it is….handing over to Bam… ThankContinue reading “Bam on tour…school trip excitement”
Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP), the first hurdle!
I’ve been patiently waiting but it’s always in the back of my mind. Will the local authority grant my request for an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) for my son? Many people told me it would be a waste of time applying for an EHCP because he’s bright and meeting all age-related expectations academically.Continue reading “Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP), the first hurdle!”
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”