Schools improvement – Autism Practice

“From ‘corridor crush’ to the sounds and smells of the canteen, #autistic children find the sensory environment in mainstream school intolerable.” 71% of autistic child are taught in mainstream schools that are built for children who are not neurodiverse.” Read my full article, published in National Autistic Society’s Autism Practice Guide. Education and neurodiversity are … Continue reading Schools improvement – Autism Practice

Back to School Part 2 Going back to go forwards

  In this film, on my #happyinschool YouTube channel, I talk about how we can start to discuss some of the tricky issues with our children, giving them time to make sense of them, before they go into a new setting (school) in the next few weeks. Some children are going up into secondary school … Continue reading Back to School Part 2 Going back to go forwards

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…

School Run: Home learning survival guide

Article published in The School Run: you can read the it here If your child has special educational needs, supporting their physical and emotional wellbeing and academic progress at home during the lockdown and school closures offers its own unique set of challenges.  Your success in supporting special educational needs children academically at home, is … Continue reading School Run: Home learning survival guide

Strengths-based Superpowers

“Focus on building your strengths rather than working so hard to overcome your perceived weaknesses.”   Susan Duffy Saw this quote on my Twitter feed and it inspired me to write this post: Your strengths are your superpower. Not sure what your strengths are? Ask your mum, your auntie, your cousin, your grandpa what you’re good … Continue reading Strengths-based Superpowers