Managing lockdown with autistic/ADHD kids indoors

Managing lockdown during a pandemic might be one of the most difficult things you ever need to do with your autistic or ADHD child. The key consideration when engaging children with additional needs, is to ensure their comfort and well-being, during play time. Lockdown is already a cause of anxiety for many kids with autism … Continue reading Managing lockdown with autistic/ADHD kids indoors

My book journey…

I started writing S.E.N.D. in the Clowns years ago; it started off as a collection of diary entries and was mainly cathartic – I would write through tears of injustice. Through increasingly detailed research, I could see there was a compelling story to tell. So here we are – my aim isn’t to tell a … Continue reading My book journey…

1. Tips For Families Of Children With Special Education Needs #coronavirus

Article was published in mybaba.com: https://www.mybaba.com/special-education-needs-tips/ I’ve split this piece into three parts to give you  time to absorb the words and try out the suggestions without feeling rushed. Part One It’s been a dramatic start to the decade. Perhaps this will be the decade of change and evolution we all need. Change starts with … Continue reading 1. Tips For Families Of Children With Special Education Needs #coronavirus

S.E.N.D in the Clowns – what sparked my passion?

Do you know any children or young people with autism/ADHD who have been excluded from school? If you are their parent, I feel your pain, as I was that mum. I feel as strongly about excluding children from school, as I much as I believe in well-behaved children. These two are not at opposite ends … Continue reading S.E.N.D in the Clowns – what sparked my passion?

Building self-esteem in young people

I’m looking forward to this week, even though it’s crazy busy and I have twenty tabs open on my screen and I can’t remember what I was going to do next, I am grateful be to working in an area that is making a difference. It’s a joy to see families and parents opening up … Continue reading Building self-esteem in young people

Tackling subconscious bias in health & social care

“As the fourth largest employer in the world the NHS recognises it must be a role model of diversity and equality to which others can aspire.”  This quote is from an article published a few year’s ago in HR Magazine It’s an editorial that’s a few years old, and reads well as a strategy document … Continue reading Tackling subconscious bias in health & social care

Willard Wigan – The King of Tiny Art

I met Willard Wigan at the Autism Show earlier this year. I had heard him speak before on TedX and also saw his incredible show at Ripley’s Believe it or Not (that was a unique place, so sad it’s closed), but hearing him speak to autistic and non-autistic people about his experiences growing up in … Continue reading Willard Wigan – The King of Tiny Art