I met with Tom's high school SENCO (special needs co-ordinator) yesterday to discuss his gradual transition into the "HCP" special needs unit at the school. The more I see of it and the more I talk to the staff there, the more I believe this is the best future for Thomas academically. As much as... Continue Reading →
According to Heraclitus of Ephesus (c500 BE), life is flux, everything changes and "no man ever steps in the same river twice" (Wikipedia page). I can attest it is certainly true for this family. During the annual review of Tom's educational needs provision I was offered a slight possibility that he could move into the... Continue Reading →
Is this the last Christmas where Thomas believes in Santa? His most excited Christmas could be the last "magical" Christmas, or will we find another kind of magic for the future?
Change is coming. The prospect of change is beginning to cast a shadow on our family's life: my son is moving up to High School in September. Thomas has high functioning autism so he is generally resistant to change; his primary school and I have spent some time preparing him for this next step. We've talked about it,... Continue Reading →