Travel with kids can be stressful. There can be plenty of turbulence before you even get on the plane. We were blessed to go away this summer, and I did my homework. I planned an itinerary for the whole family, mainly to ensure that we covered all tastes for beach – versus – party – … Continue reading Travelling with your ASD child
happyinschool Being outdoors is like therapy for me. My busy mind is paused and I find myself enjoying the colours, sounds and sights. Nature is a demanding hostess, especially when you have a pet to keep an eye on. The ground is like a sweet shop for dogs, giving up mysterious smells and before you … Continue reading MANAGING AUTISM WITH NATURE
Creating a calm space for autism parents is an essential part of the #happyinschool project’s philosophy. However, some families require practical help them support their children get from point A to point B. Imagine Point A is when you’re unable to manage in school, and Point B is feeling resilient enough to get in to the school … Continue reading Resilience for children & young people with autism & ADHD
How has the summer been for you and your family so far? We managed a summer holiday abroad which was mega and I will write about it in a couple of days (still recovering) but first I need to remind you of the last summer #happyinschool session taking place this week. Would love to see … Continue reading Livity School hosts #happyinschool
It’s well-evidenced that the parts of the brain responsible for organisation and forward planning, are impaired in children and young people with ADHD. This is in addition to possible emotional regulation issues, anxiety, impulsivity, learning disability or even autistic traits. (It is common for ADHD to co-exist with autism). If the anxiety wasn’t there at … Continue reading Supporting ADHD & resilience
I recently attended a conference put on by our local authority provider of children’s services Achieving for Children. They serve the London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames, the Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames and also Windsor and Maidenhead. Achieving for Children’s remit for children and young people in the borough’s they operate in, is … Continue reading How is your local authority doing with SEND?
My piece ‘How employers can support working parents of children with hidden disabilities’ is published in Diversity Q Magazine! Thoughts and comments welcome. What works for your place of employment, for your employees? Join the conversation with employers, employees, HR, Diversity & Inclusion Managers about flexible working, disability, staff retention and inclusivity. Here’s a link to … Continue reading Are you a parent with a disabled child, should your employer care?