Author Archives: Aspie in the family

Up and down the slippery SEN ladder again

My son started college in September.  It isn’t going as well as we had hoped.  Poor communication and inconsistent support has led to him dropping out.  Our troubles began in the summer when it became clear that college weren’t really interested in listening to … Continue reading

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So what have I been doing?

I’ve just realised that it was April since I last posted!  That really is a very long time even for my standards.  Anyway here’s a catch up on what I’ve been doing. Home schooling my daughter We’ve lengthened our lessons … Continue reading

Posted in Aspergers, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Girls with aspergers, Home Education, Post 16, School, Special Educational Needs | 3 Comments

Teaching Assistants – why I don’t need my expectations managed

I was having a relaxing bank holiday Monday until I read a newspaper article about the use of teaching assistants supporting children with special educational needs.  The article made me rage for several reasons. Firstly it suggested that SEN children who … Continue reading

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Home educating aspergers – my philosophy

Educational philosophy is something that home educators are expected to consider and it is something that I have been giving a lot of thought to recently.   I was particularly anxious to consider this as we’ve now made touch with the … Continue reading

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My thoughts on the Cinderella Law

According to the reports in the media the government will be considering whether to introduce a new offence of emotional cruelty to children.  The change aims to update existing laws in England and Wales which currently only allow an adult responsible for … Continue reading

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Some positive news

If you read my blog regularly you’ll know that I’ve been struggling with my son’s anxiety and school refusing on and off for a long period of time.   It has been a difficult road for all of us we as we’ve had to … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday

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Longer school hours – did anyone think about the #SEN child?

You’ve probably heard about the government proposal to extend school hours to 45 hours of education per week.  Apparently it is designed to allow ALL parents to work full time without resorting to additional childcare.  You can read more about it here. My view is … Continue reading

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Home Education so far

As you know I’ve been trialling home education for my daughter.  Initially I was very hesitant about doing this on top of looking after my son and running a home.  However, with all the difficulties we’ve been having with my … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday

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