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Consider Homeschooling as an Option for the Year Ahead

This article is very promising for the public as a whole, whether currently homeschooling, considering homeschooling or simply for informative purposes. I especially appreciated the section on homeschooling the special needs child. 1,070 more words


Disabled Young Adult? 5 Steps you Should Take Now for Later

For the past 20 years, there have been many pediatricians, educators, and government administrators who have recommended I sign my kid up for disability services. “Get him into the system” they would say. 1,074 more words

Disability Awareness

Parenting/Teaching the Special Needs Child

I have seven children, two of whom are autistic: my 14 year old and my 3.5 year old. My homeschooling journey actually began with my oldest and my lack of confidence in the public school system to meet his needs and protect him. 537 more words


Picture This

Talking.It’s something that many of us take for granted. Babies acquire gurgling sounds which transition into more coherent structures of vowels and consonants before becoming recognisable words and phrases. 502 more words


Podcast update: equipment is arriving!

Podcast update!

The first lot of equipment has arrived.

I have microphones! And microphone stands! And a digital recorder! And microphone cables!

I don’t usually use exclamation points. 246 more words

Special Needs

On Swim Lessons and Finding the Silver Lining

I pretty much went straight from watching my daughter in a swim meet to the hospital the night before my son was born.  He was born the summer my oldest started swimming on a swim team.   734 more words

The summer hols have landed..............!!

The summer holidays have officially landed in our house….I love having my boys at home, sharing precious moments that will become fond memories when they (and indeed I) are older. 101 more words