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Category Archives: Autism Spectrum Disorder
My son started college in September. It isn’t going as well as we had hoped. Poor communication and inconsistent support has led to him dropping out. Our troubles began in the summer when it became clear that college weren’t really interested in listening to … Continue reading
I’ve just realised that it was April since I last posted! That really is a very long time even for my standards. Anyway here’s a catch up on what I’ve been doing. Home schooling my daughter We’ve lengthened our lessons … Continue reading
I was having a relaxing bank holiday Monday until I read a newspaper article about the use of teaching assistants supporting children with special educational needs. The article made me rage for several reasons. Firstly it suggested that SEN children who … Continue reading
Educational philosophy is something that home educators are expected to consider and it is something that I have been giving a lot of thought to recently. I was particularly anxious to consider this as we’ve now made touch with the … Continue reading
If you read my blog regularly you’ll know that I’ve been struggling with my son’s anxiety and school refusing on and off for a long period of time. It has been a difficult road for all of us we as we’ve had to … Continue reading
As you know I’ve been trialling home education for my daughter. Initially I was very hesitant about doing this on top of looking after my son and running a home. However, with all the difficulties we’ve been having with my … Continue reading
In the early days of my son’s diagnosis I felt a compulsion to read as much as possible about autism. It helped and I learnt a lot but after a while I grew tired of reading the academic explanations of autism … Continue reading
I have kept this post back for a while as it is a depressing read. Nevertheless with the news today that more than 75% of our unemployed young people do not feel they have anything worth living for, I think it’s … Continue reading
I don’t often talk about my son on this blog, particularly in negative terms, as I am respectful of his need to navigate his teen years away from social media. However, this Christmas has been so successful that I think it’s … Continue reading