5 07, 2016

Autistic learners

By |July 5th, 2016|autism, learning, online learning, technologies|3 Comments

This week we are holding #OLsuccess week which is designed to capture voices of online learners - people with a particular preference or need to access their learning online. This might be through choice or may be something that they have to do as part of a face to face course. One of the challenges for [...]

10 11, 2009

dear family…

By |November 10th, 2009|autism|6 Comments

> I've been meaning to write this one for so long that I almost can't write it anymore. I lie awake at night going over and over what I want to say. I think my recent reading of the new book 'Children and teenagers with aspergers:the journey of parenting from birth to teens' has really [...]

15 01, 2009

>home learnings

By |January 15th, 2009|home education|4 Comments

> we are now really immersed in the home learning and are trying a new routine where each day we do one hour of intense one to one work followed by one hour of self-directed learning. The rest of the time tends to be flexible and of course home learning happens all the time wherever [...]

12 03, 2008

>perfectings

By |March 12th, 2008|home life|0 Comments

> Well if I'm not an aspie then I guess I'm a fairly obsessive perfectionist. This seems to be affecting most parts of my life. In my work I get quite stressed out if I can't do my job really well - which I often can't due to the sheer amount of what I need [...]

1 06, 2007

>returnings

By |June 1st, 2007|autism|0 Comments

>Well only 7 months since my last post... I think the build up to the big Make School Make Sense Campaign by the NAS, and the commitment and energy it required, coupled with 8 months of exhausting emotional strain just took effect. We needed a break... and we've had one And we're back! How easy [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]