31 10, 2006

>drama queenings

By |October 31st, 2006|autism|4 Comments

>yaaay it's make school make sense launch day in Scotland. there has been loads of press interest and it tied in with an HMI report also launched today about the shoddy state of affairs in Scotland. we arrived at school this morning - just in time cause I got lost trying to avoid the traffic [...]

30 10, 2006

>performings

By |October 30th, 2006|autism|5 Comments

>wow - what a day in addition to normal work and the online tutoring course today was a mass of phone calls to sort out media stuff for the National Autistic Society 'Make Schools Make sense Campaign' Tomorrow is the big launch in Scotland. I was supposed to go to Holyrood (Scottish Parliament) but can't [...]

27 10, 2006

>ramblings

By |October 27th, 2006|autism|1 Comment

>well they say you shouldn't tempt fate - the bloody magic stick (sorry staff) has broken in two. the amber eyes stayed stuck in but it happened on the morning he was going back to school after the holidays!!!! 5 minutes before leaving he was swishing it around (tchew tchew) when hector the wonderdog ran [...]

10 09, 2006

>celebratings

By |September 10th, 2006|autism|2 Comments

>such stunning news... Laurie had a full week at school and he is still enjoying it... he described it as 'a lovely school' he said it was a million times better than the last one... we spent the whole week waiting for the bad day... it didn't happen...yet WOW this feels so strange... the National [...]

30 08, 2006

>bettings

By |August 30th, 2006|autism|3 Comments

>well if you'd asked me to put £20 down on the chance that today would go well - I wouldn't have gone for it on any odds (not that I understand the difference between 5-1 or 20-1) 1) I felt guilty at not being there (and had a wobbly start to the day) 2) I [...]

29 08, 2006

>wild imaginings

By |August 29th, 2006|autism|2 Comments

>wow - the visit to the new school went really well. Laurie was really positive and the environment felt very gentle (despite being in one of the most deprived areas of Glasgow). The staff were fantastic and we had a really useful conversation about a plan for integrating him into the school. The school only [...]

27 08, 2006

>new beginings

By |August 27th, 2006|autism|3 Comments

>tomorrow we go to a new school.... !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and he is very positive about it. if there is a goddess then now is the time to do your stuff lady... we are... apprehensive hopeful scared shitless fingers crossed folks. I wish we could take the new magic dragon staff...

15 08, 2006

anticipatings…

By |August 15th, 2006|autism|0 Comments

>I'm a bad blogger - just been incapacitated by huge overwhelming stuff... Work has been a bit extreme as I just took on new stuff and I do have to try to be wonder woman. In the middle of a two week break where I'm trying really hard to get things in perspective. Still wake [...]

17 07, 2006

>meanings

By |July 17th, 2006|autism|2 Comments

>been a while... we had a holiday last week - a few days out and visits and lots of home time. nice... school update... still no response from the education services since I wrote a letter asking them how we go about getting a "co-ordinated support plan" (new laws in Scotland mean that we need [...]

1 07, 2006

>storytelling

By |July 1st, 2006|autism|2 Comments

>I've been travelling for work and my 3g card that connects me to the interenet has broken. Came home to loads of work emails and haven't been on flickr or blog. Travelled down to Bristol with Laurie on the train ( 7 hour journey) to stay with my dad. laurie enjoyed seeing grandad while I [...]

22 06, 2006

>refusings

By |June 22nd, 2006|autism|5 Comments

>the steiner school didn't offer us a place... they don't have the staffing resources to cater for Laurie's special needs. That's fair enough. so now we take a few steps backwards... just the thought of having to back to the education authority has raised all those earlier feelings again. we haven't told Laurie yet. what [...]

10 06, 2006

>sensings

By |June 10th, 2006|autism|4 Comments

>make school make sense http://www.nas.org.uk/msms support the campaign... I got a pack for schools in the post today - going to send it to the headmistress; )) still haven't heard from the steiner school yet - but I wasn't at home on thursday/friday they may have rang while I was out. still haven't had our [...]