Monthly Archives: October 2017

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Success and how to measure it.

By | 2017-11-03T14:56:06+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

The lights were on, the stage packed and hundreds of people sat in anticipation. For months, volunteers, family and friends had supported performers to practice every week. Last night, S was on stage with an amazing group of people for Music is Magic at the London Palladium. It is the second time he has had [...]

Good parent, bad emotions. #worldmentalhealthday

By | 2017-11-03T14:54:56+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Categories: emotions, exhaustion, Mother of child with special needs, mum of child with disability, Uncategorized, worldmentalhealthday|

“It’s just so hard, it's constant, not just physically but emotionally and mentally.” I muster every ounce of ‘I hear you’, with a simple nod. In slightly more frantic tones she continues, “it isn’t that it isn’t good, it is wonderful, she is deligh…” “Stop, you don’t need to explain.” Three times this week I [...]

100% Attendance Awards Government Petition

By | 2017-11-03T14:56:51+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Challenging 100% Attendance Awards: There are many important things to make a noise about. Human trafficking, climate change, malaria epidemic, hunger, and the rights of LGBT are just a few that spring to mind. But in my little corner of the world, we are affected by ableism. Bringing up a family in a society that values [...]