I am currently having a battle with my conscience. My daughter needs more than the mainstream education (in a very good, very accommodating school) can offer her, but if she goes to special school I am responsible for denying her mainstream peers a fantastic opportunity to learn more about her and her condition, which, eventually, I would hope would lead to greater acceptance as she grows up and tries to make her own way in the world.
Wife, Mother and blogger.
Kelly is at something of a crossroads in life; she recently left the world of work to be a full-time carer for her disabled daughter. However, this has allowed her much more time to write for her blog, www.itsatinkthing.com, which focuses on her daughter's autism and other special needs and disability issues. She also writes for her second blog, www.schoolrunshop.com - a lighter-hearted look at family life as a newly stay-at-home mother of two.
I write to keep those that care about us updated about Tink's progress (or not, as the case may be!). I write to share the funny things she does, the little things that amaze me or worry me. She's awesome and I want the world to know!
17/01/2017 17:47 GMT
Of course, the vast majority of people are well-meaning, but, unless they have personal experience, it can be difficult to know what to say, how to react to the news. There are several things that people will say to parents when they hear of their child's diagnosis - here are some examples and suggestions of things to try instead!
12/01/2017 13:36 GMT