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Point of view: autistic young man

For my 21st birthday, my sister Zena paid for me to have singing lessons, as I was always on the karaoke. When I arrived...

Point of view: Education Officer at nasen

Seeing the 'ability' in disability. Zoe Mather says we should be treating people more fairly. In education we should be continually looking to challenge the...

Point of view: home educator

Do it yourself. Rachel Hawkins is home-educating her autistic daughter. I have only been home educating my eleven-year-old daughter Isabelle since September, as she needed...

Point of view: SEN lawyer

Reframe bad things into good things. A personal recommendation from Douglas Silas, specialist in SEN law. It's not easy to reframe bad things into good...

Point of view: parent – Toilet training

Faria Arsh's heartfelt account of her neurodivergent daughter's toilet training journey. Why does any parent want to toilet-train their child? In any other circumstances, the...

Point of View: diversity campaigner

You can't be what you can't see. We need more disabled teachers, says Ruth Golding. Education should fully represent society, and it's important that we...

Point of view: legal specialist

EHCPs: Why families need legal advice. This process is becoming more complex, writes Guv Samra. In my experience, families often don’t know where to start...

Point of view: parent

I had to do something to turn our negative experience into a force for good, writes Rebecca Clapcott. Archie's arrival was a turbulent one, with...

Point of view: parent

Baking, dyslexia and parenthood. Alex Tait’s on a roll… I wear two hats. One that comes with being a specialist dyslexia teacher and the other,...

Point of view: parent

Stereotypes, time-machines and Frida Kahlo When able-bodied people think about wheelchairs, what associations do they make? My guess is that words like adventure, exploration and...

Book Reviews

Neurodiversity and Education

The authors of this publication combine extensive experience in the fields of education, neurodiversity, teacher training, tutoring and consultancy. Paul Ellis broadcasts regularly on...

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