• The Hidden Curriculum You Might Not Know About

    by Barry Whelan In every classroom and every school, there is a formal curriculum the teacher teaches. Everyone knows what it is, and it is there for all to see and assess but what are schools covertly teaching unbeknownst to themselves? The answer can be known as the hidden curriculum. The hidden curriculum is considered …

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  • Making World Book Day Inclusive

    by Emma Bara Recently, I attended a meeting at my daughter’s school, which has a special unit for hearing impaired children. On the agenda was World Book Day and how it could be made more engaging than just having kids dress up in any old costume, which usually leads to a silly number of princesses …

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  • Crohn’s, diagnosing my daughter.

    by Gail Crampton When my daughter, Isabelle, was 6 she began having severe stomach pains, nausea and no appetite. It would appear and disappear, but each time get progressively worse. We noticed that she was becoming very thin, lethargic and pale. I took her to her GP countless times, she had numerous blood tests and …

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  • My experience of being tube fed, by Sam

    I was 7 yrs old when I had my first feeding tube, this was because my body couldn’t absorb all of the essential nutrients that I needed in my diet, and I was permanently ill with pain and I was always so tired. At 7yrs old I was fed up of the constant pain and …

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  • Diagnosing Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes

    by Caroline Bailey Hi, my name is Caroline, I am 48 years old, married for 25 years and have 3 children, Samuel age 24, Robyn age 20 and Darcey age 15. I also have a stepdaughter age 37 and 2 step granddaughters! I have Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), a rare and difficult disease to spot; I …

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  • Discovering Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes

    by Caroline Bailey When I was a little girl I was a little quirky, I remember walking to school with my brother and my mum saying “if you stand on a crack you’ll marry a bat and a rat will come to your wedding” 😂😂 I became so scared of standing on the cracks it …

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  • Inclusion Starts with a Smile

    by Autism Dad, Adam Murphy  I’m a 47 year old father of 3 boys. My eldest son has autistic spectrum disorder and learning disabilities. Autism is a word that everyone knows but very few people understand, even those that do understand can only understand their experience and how it directly effects them or their family. …

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  • Autism and Accessibility

    by Adam Barrett, Access Social Ltd. Being an older brother I have always been very protective of my little sister. (there’s 4 years difference between the two of us) This protectiveness has definitely been increased to biblical proportions due to her disability. Look at her the wrong way, use inappropriate language in her presence, I’ll …

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  • Helping your kids with social situations

    By Paul Rose, YouTeachMeToo. Have you ever found yourself in social situations that you were not sure how to handle? How did it make you feel? Awkward? Embarrassed? Confused? Angry? Frustrated? It can be hard to understand what other people really mean and expect from you, and it can be just as hard to get …

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  • Reflections on the rewards of supporting refugee children and families

    by Lynne Awbery, teacher of the deaf. A lawyer from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a mother from Sudan, a teacher from former Yugoslavia, an architect from Somalia, a doctor from Eritrea, a teenager from Rwanda, a carpenter from Afghanistan, a trafficked mother from Ghana, a housewife, widow and mother from Sri Lanka….. and …

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