Different View

Different View

Tears and meltdowns there have been a few! Today is different as I look at you! There is excitement and nerves and happiness too, I forgot how much school stole this from you! Today is different, something new, am sending you off to a different view, a school  where...
Michelle, the journey so far

Michelle, the journey so far

Michelle was one of the first parents to drop in on our very first Café Drop-in session! Here she tells us about her family’s journey through diagnosis to understanding and then to starting her own Facebook Blog! Thanks for sharing your story Michelle! The day I...
Suggestions for surviving the season

Suggestions for surviving the season

As parents we hope to create a lovely, happy Christmas for each family member. However, when we have a child, or children, with additional needs it can be even more difficult to meet the needs of everyone. Care for the Family’s Katharine Hill once said, “Begin by...
Bruises on the heart

Bruises on the heart

We are honoured to share this poem about domestic abuse, written by a woman known to us. The poem is not particularly about additional needs but families who are embracing and managing additional needs are not exempt from other issues, including domestic abuse. Thank...
Making a themed holiday visual timetable

Making a themed holiday visual timetable

Huge thanks to Helen for this blog post. Helen is mum to two children with additional needs and is also a primary school teacher. Here she shows us how we can plan fun weeks and create a visual timetable for a holiday week at home. “I was trying to support an...