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Sofia Cowpland
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Mother and Daughter adventures on motorbike with sidecar - living with autism
Mother and Daughter adventures on motorbike with sidecar - living with autism

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Firstly I’d like to apologise for the silence, this blog post is months later than I anticipated!   However, there is a reason for that. The LEGO adventure may be put on hold for Canadian reasons. My advanced riding trainer mentioned that she wanted to go…
Happy Christmas and New Year!
Happy Christmas and New Year!
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The most common two questions I am asked at the moment is, How is Sofia doing in her new school?  and How am I doing with this big change? With the first, Sofia is settling in really well.   I have to say that all the travelling she has done, has made the…
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Everything about Sofia and I at the moment is home schooling and the appeal to get her into a school that better meets her needs. Home schooling has been tough.  It hasn’t been a case that Sofia can’t do it, but more a case of won’t do it.  It took me the…
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When we started preparing for Africa, it was the first time that Sofia registered the word Autism and that she was Autistic.   She generalised is really well in her own mind to explain it to others as being very sensitive and emotional. The last six…
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I’m not shy to push the envelope with Sofia to help her move forward in life, to learn through actual experiences and to gain confidence for more.   One of the aspects of this is related to physical activity. Getting Sofia to be physically active has been…
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The tension and pressure of the court hearing for Sofia’s school placement reached its pitch on the 25th June where the hearing turned into a non-event.  The Local Authority really hadn’t prepared a case and by the time they had realised that there was a…
Schools, Sunshine and Scotland
Schools, Sunshine and Scotland
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This year is a challenge, I knew it would be, but I don’t think I really appreciated how much of a challenge it was going to be, and it hasn’t even reached its climax yet! The first challenge has been home schooling.  This has not been an easy task for…
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Thankfully our local authority have come back sooner than expected with an answer to Sofia’s school placement.  — sadly it was a ‘no’. This sets out our agenda for the next eight months as being completely focused on appealing this decision.   It will be…
Appeal! Appeal! Appeal!
Appeal! Appeal! Appeal!
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Firstly I would just like the thank everyone one for their continued support this year.   It has meant a lot to both of us as we have transitioned to a solo bike and toured around Europe in July an August on our Crooked Foot Adventure.  Thank you. Going…
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Sofia, as with Africa, exceeded expectations with regards to her ability to cope with the travelling, this time on the not so comfortable pillion seat of a solo motorcycle.   I am enormously proud of her ability to accept the challenge and to see it…
Sofia The Pillion: Europe 2017
Sofia The Pillion: Europe 2017
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