Relationships—the key to an inclusive education by Elizabeth Wright.
Elizabeth Wright describes her own experience growing up and how strong relationships were the key to her positive and inclusive education.
October 13 2019Read Blog
Social Situations – teach your child how you want them to react.
by Paul Rose of YouTeachMeToo There comes a time when you have to decide: accept the status quo or take positive action. For 12 years I worked in UK schools, including a few years as a headteacher. Despite running a ‘successful’ school, I decided I could no longer watch young people being failed. So I …
November 27 2019Read Blog
Because of Indee, we created a community.
by Jane Allen, Indee Rose Trust In 2009 we sadly lost our beautiful daughter, Indee Rose, after a short illness diagnosed with a DIPG type brain tumour. At only 3 years of age, Indee showed us positivity, strength and her biggest gift was to show us how to stay happy and laugh her way throughout …
December 30 2019Read Blog
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 …
January 11 2020Read Blog
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 …
January 22 2020Read Blog
Inclusion Starts with a Smile
Adam Murphy (Autism Dad) talks about caring for his adult son who is autistic and how inclusion starts with a smile; one woman’s kindness makes all the difference on shopping trips. 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 …
January 28 2020Read Blog
Discovering Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes
Caroline Bailey talks about her journey to discovering she had Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes (EDS). 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” 😂😂. …
February 3 2020Read Blog
Moles Can’t Play Hide and Seek
Astrid Middleton describes her journey with the genetic eye condition retinitis pigmentosa. She also describes her and her son's attitudes to their neurodiversity and how they own it. This is what prompted her to write children's stories about being included and she shares one with us here.
March 2 2020Read Blog
Rodney, the hare that didn’t care (but he did really)
Gail Crampton talks about her book, Rodney the hare that didn’t care (but he did really). She explains why she wrote it to help children with hidden illnesses and medical conditions, and how important it is. It started with Crohns Rodney Meadow-Hopper, The Hare Who Didn’t Care (but he did really), was released at the …
March 4 2020Read Blog
Let’s Talk about Audrey Antelope
Disability on screen has been a rarity for far too long. Elizabeth Wright talks about Audrey Antelope and why she is so important to her. Let’s talk about Audrey Antelope. She is a character on the Genius Brand’s International show for Netflix, “Llama Llama” and represents all that is good about disability on screen. A …
March 9 2020Read Blog
Mitrofanoff – what??
By Aimee King I have just had yet another exhausting conversation with a medical professional who knows nothing about my mitrofanoff, telling me all about it. Now I understand that not many health care workers will know about my condition, but why not? something like a simple UTI which, trust me, I know a lot …
March 17 2020Read Blog
Educational YouTube resources while your kids are at home
With most children at home during this Covid-19 crisis, finding learning resources AND getting your kids to sit down to learn can be challenging. So we thought a list of educational YouTube channels that children and young adults will not only support their learning but also entertain them, would be useful. We are adding to …
March 26 2020Read Blog
A story about Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and hidden illness. Gemma Everson talks about her husband’s diagnosis of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis; how it impacted on her family and led her to write a children’s book. Our story began in July 2017. We had just welcomed our second daughter, Gracie, into our family and life was seemingly perfect. I …
April 9 2020Read Blog
Don’t blame me!
Clive Osborne is is an experienced SEND teacher and a qualified conflict resolution practitioner. Here Clive talks about blame, what it is, why we do it, the damage it can cause and how we can put things right.
May 25 2020Read Blog
Banking could learn something from gaming.
Banking could learn from gaming! David Bara explains how online banking could be made more accessible for all by taking some tips from the gaming industry.
October 21 2020Read Blog
My teachers helped make me strong!
Positivity towards disability Resika Paranitharan has cerebral palsy. Here she talks about how the positive attitude and support she received from her school and college have enabled her to be independent, brave and proud. Introducing Resika My name is Resika Paranitharan. I have Cerebral Palsy (CP), which affects my limbs partially, therefore I use a …
July 2 2021Read Blog
Good access, good inclusion, good business!
WeCanAccess talks about the Island Riding Centre in the Isle of Wight, an excellent example how accessibility and inclusion is good for business.
December 2 2021Read Blog
Emilie shares her story around general anxiety disorder (GAD) and social anxiety, how these conditions have affected her, how friends have helped her and what you can do to help people you may know, who may have these conditions. Hello, my name is Emilie! I have various different disorders, and neurological differences, including Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, …
January 6 2022Read Blog
Allergic to Gravity!!
Hi, I am Skye and I am allergic to gravity… well not exactly but I do have a syndrome called Pots, which often makes it feel like that. In this blog I am going to explain about PoTs, my experiences with it and how you can help someone with PoTs like me.
July 1 2022Read Blog
My experience as a young carer
A Carer at 14 Hi, my name is Skye and throughout my teenage years I was a young carer to my younger sister who has a rare genetic disorder. Now I am at university, I’m going to share my experience as a young carer to hopefully bring more awareness and give others some insight into …
September 4 2022Read Blog
SEND kids are more vulnerable to gangs
Children and young people with learning difficulties and additional needs are often targeted by criminal gangs and extremist groups. This is a group of kids who are often isolated and feel they do not fit in to wider society. This makes them particularly vulnerable when people come along who welcome them and give them trust …
October 24 2022Read Blog