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Helen Needham
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ASD & SEND Roundup #25
I was honoured this week to be listed, along with so many other great bloggers that I follow, as an inspiring autism mum . Looking through the mums listed there were a number that I have not come across before and I have really been enjoying reading the exp...

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ASD & SEND Roundup #24
Last week saw a MAJOR achievement for us, Eldest overcame his lack of confidence on his bike and has started to cycle without us holding onto the back of the bike. The smile on his face and his new found eagerness for riding has been such a joy to see. This...

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Successfully riding a bike after 3 years of trying
Last week saw a MAJOR achievement for us, Eldest overcame his lack of confidence on his bike and has started to cycle without us holding onto the back of the bike. It has taken 3 years to achieve this, and in the end it took just 2 minutes for him go from c...

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THE E-WORD part 2: Our EHCP annual review
Our first EHCP annual review is now behind us, and I have to say that I think it went ok (though I don't have much to compare it against and don't know what is best practice). As I wrote before, I had been worried about writing my parental views ahead of th...

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Life with ASD Newsletter - no. 23
After the cold snap this week, I am looking forward to a bit more warmth and sunshine. Let's hope it comes soon. This week, I came across a great video of Tony Attwood talking about autism in girls . In the video there was also some great insights into auti...

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Overcoming my moments of jealousy
There are fleeting moments when I get jealous. When a post pops into my Facebook feed or someone tells me of a great thing they've done as a family.  In these moments I feel like we are missing out as a result of my son's autism, and I struggle with the los...

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Life with ASD Newsletter - no. 21


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Life with ASD Newsletter - no. 22
Back to school this week, and happy to say we made it through the Easter holidays. With the end of April, the #yourJourneyMyBlog series that was run by Jodie from Autism with lots of love and attention has come to a close. There were some really great stori...

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Life with ASD Newsletter - no. 22
Back to school this week, and happy to say we made it through the Easter holidays. With the end of April, the #yourJourneyMyBlog series that was run by Jodie from Autism with lots of love and attention has come to a close. There were some really great stori...

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Avoiding the E-Word (not thinking about our EHCP annual review)
It is19 months since our Son was  awarded an EHCP,  16 months since  our emergency EHCP review  and 12 months since he started at his current school. This week we have our first EHCP annual review, and it is fair to say that this is something that I have av...
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