Category Archives: Bullying

#kevsautismcampaign

Bullying is a subject close to my heart.  My son was badly bullied a few years ago by a crowd of young people who lived down our road.  It was an awful experience for him and for us and not … Continue reading

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Autism and Bullying

As part of their Make School Make Sense campaign The National Autistic Society carried out a large survey on autism and education.  From that survey which involved 1400 reponses from families and 28 interviews with autistic children, they found that … Continue reading

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Trick or treating – why I don’t like it!

I probably sound like a total bore but I don’t like trick or treating. It all started years ago when we had elderly neighbours who couldn’t cope with cold calling or anybody knocking on their door when it was dark.  … Continue reading

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Ignorance, idle gossip and exclusion

 It was the summer of 2010 and there we were in the middle of a jumble sale in a  church hall when our son suddenly declared that he wanted to go to scouts.  We were delighted by our son’s sudden enthusiasm … Continue reading

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The signs of spring and the return of the bully

If I look out at my garden now it is starting to fill with the promise of life; the pink blossom on the cherry tree, the yellow daffodils, the tulips peeping through the soil, the catkins drooping on the twisted hazel and … Continue reading

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