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
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?
Autism is a ‘hidden disability’. This means that the features of the disability are not always obvious and can be misunderstood. For example, severe anxiety and stress can look like rage or disobedience, especially in the classroom. I examine this in my new book S.E.N.D in the Clowns (due to be published in 2019). The … Continue reading S.E.N.D in the Clowns