First Week of School

Imagine spending your whole life where, aside from a very small handful of people, nobody really gets you. Where you're the only one struggling to get your needs met, and the only one who can't talk. Where you are the odd one out. Then one day you go to this place [school] where everybody uses …

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Letter to my sons nursery SENCO

Dear Hannah, Before you rush off on your secondment to manage another nursery, I wanted to let you and everyone else know how much my family have valued you, particularly over recent months with the dreaded EHCP process.  The Monster started at the nursery you work at as a two year old. We knew back …

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Never let anyone dull your sparkle. 

I need to do this today. Let me explain, this week I have visited a special school for autistic children as part of my due diligence in shortlisting suitable schools. I have also had our first meeting with The Monster's Educational Psychologist today. Such events are emotionally draining since there is a constant reminder that …

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Reception class applications, EHCP’s and rocking horse shit! 

We're currently stuck between a rock and a hard place. The Monsters ASD diagnosis happened in November. We are led to believe he will be granted an EHCP for school. For anyone that has been through this process or is about to embark upon, this takes 20 weeks from the date the initial paperwork lands …

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