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Tania Tirraoro
Writer, PR & Social Media Consultant, Founder of SpecialNeedsJungle, Mum to 2 teen boys with Asperger's. Hopeful soul.
Writer, PR & Social Media Consultant, Founder of SpecialNeedsJungle, Mum to 2 teen boys with Asperger's. Hopeful soul.
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A quick post today to let you know about guidance the Department for Education has published for 19-25 year olds with SEND. Too many young adults are not getting the provision they are entitled to because of a lack of knowledge or understanding among…

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Rare Disease Day 2017 is just around the corner and, as we always do at this time of year, we like to bring you some family stories of coping when your child has an uncommon condition. So, I put a call out on social media for parents of children with rare…

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For the last year, I’ve been monitoring the start of consultations and legislation for the Welsh government’s reforms to their special educational needs system, or Additional Learning Needs (ALN). Now, the Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal…

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It can be hard to cope with having a child with a disability. It can be particularly hard on relationships. A report out today has found that one in three of parents of children with learning disabilities is in a relationship, which would be described in…

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The changes to the special educational needs system in England are over two years old but many parents have seen no difference in their experience. For some, it’s even got worse. As well as the legal changes not being understood or complied with, one of…

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It can be hard to cope with having a child with a disability. It can be particularly hard on relationships. A report out today has found that one in three of parents of children with learning disabilities is in a relationship, which would be described in…

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The interweb is a big and scary place, and that’s just for the grown-ups. While we think our kids may have it licked because they know all the memes and cool terms, they are still kids and can lack the experience and the discernment to know when something…

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Minecraft is beloved of thousands of teens and pre-teens across the country, but it seems to have a particular fascination for  young people who have Asperger’s and similar conditions. The power of Minecraft is now being harnessed to help children with…

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In just 11 astonishing days, the denial of young people’s rights to education, health and care in England has been completely exposed. Evidence of young people being hidden away from their communities, removed from the mainstream, refused the support to…
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