Published Monday, June 12, 2017 by

ASD & SEND Roundup #27

weekly round up of autism and special needs blog posts & articles

The past two weeks have passed by in a blur - first was the bank holiday, and then I was struck down by some kind of bug which knocked me for 6 (and the reason why I missed the round up last week). At home Eldest is going from strength to strength with his new found cycling abilities, and poor Dad is being dragged out at the crack of dawn at weekends to go cycling around the neighbourhood.

After my recent blog post about Love being Measured, I had to try hard not to whoop out loud when I was told that I was "the best mum in the world". We still have not got to the stage of me being allowed to touch him or mentioned the "love" word but it is progress. With a book of our own to read together and my ongoing attempts to point out the things we have in common, I am determined that one day we will get there. If all else fails, I will apply for a job at Lego Headquarters which will no doubt earn me bonus points!

The election brought about some extra fun - Eldest voted we should move to Legoland for the Summer and Youngest voted to have the butterflies at nursery released into the local woods. With the elections behind us, it will be interesting to see what will be done to improve standards of cars for those with learning disabilities and autism.

We have a specific task to improve standards of care for those with learning disabilities and autism. We will work to reduce stigma and discrimination and implement in full the Transforming Care Programme.

This week I have the pleasure of being part of the wonderful Parenting from a Special Perspective series, which is hosted by Diary of an Imperfect Mum. If you have not come across her before, then I encourage you to read some of her glimpse into autism posts which are a series of short letters that explore how autism effects them on a day to day basis.

With the bank holidays are behind us, we are now looking ahead to Summer. With the long school holidays I am looking for ideas to keep the kids entertained, so if you have any ideas (which don't involve much travel) then please get in touch and let me know.

Helen xx

Articles included in the roundup this week:
  • SLT Appointment
  • Speechify: Give your child a voice -App for Kids with Autism
  • NHS groups backtrack on proposals to restrict autism diagnoses
  • Should Children With Autism Wear Electronic Trackers?
  • Autistic Adults and other Stakeholders Engage Together Meeting (AASET)
  • Making “invisible” needs “visible”- Tried and tested tools that deliver | SEN NAV
  • Autistic Women – Why Are We Invisible?
  • The Anxiety Diaries - Being Honest - Blogger Mummy Lauren
  • School allocations with SEN | Pinkoddy's Blog
  • We need to ditch the 'One size fits all' stereotype of depression
  • You Have Been Officially Autistic For One Year - Me, The Man & The Kids
  • A hidden disability
  • A letter to … my severely disabled eight-year-old daughter
  • Using Schedules To Reduce Meltdowns - Mummy Times Two
  • Why I Wanted the Autism Label for My Son
  • The case of the misguided SEN Officer.
  • Parental guilt.
  • They tried to make her go to rehab… she says no, no, no