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Tourettes Awareness

By On June 11, 2018

You may or may not be aware that we have just had Tourettes Awareness Day on 7th June.  You may have missed it as despite being a member or many Tourette’s support… Read More


Diagnosis Time for Faye

By On December 11, 2017

In June we had our first appointment at CAMHS,  this was more of a triage appointment with the idea of referring you on to parenting classes as they don’t refer children under… Read More

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Happy Tokens

By On December 8, 2017

This is a late post, I meant to have finished it a while ago but better late than never. We had been really struggling with Faye’s behaviour during the last few weeks of… Read More


The Real Costs of CAMHS Cutbacks For Our Children

By On May 24, 2017

In my previous post I talked about embarking on a new journey to get our daughter diagnosed.  Girls with ADHD and / or Autism are under diagnosed.  Typically, girls on the spectrum… Read More

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The Journey Begins All Over Again

By On May 10, 2017

Just as we have finally got George fully diagnosed and breathe a sigh of relief that fighting for assessments is over we find ourselves starting the journey all over again.  This time… Read More

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Hot Topic – Fidget Toys

By On May 8, 2017

I’m sure most of you will have heard about the country’s latest playground craze Fidget spinners / Hand spinners.  You may also be aware of the divide amongst the ADHD / Autism… Read More

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Another Piece of the Puzzle

By On February 3, 2017

When we received George’s ADHD diagnosis back in August we were refered by our local CAMHS to a more specialist hospital for another ASD assessment. George was initially assessed for ASD via… Read More

Good news at last, new EHCP

Secondary School Looms Ever Closer

By On October 18, 2016

It doesn’t seem five minutes since I wrote a post about visiting secondary schools for the first time last September.  George was in year 5 then and it seemed so far away. … Read More

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Another Diagnosis, Another Label

By On August 19, 2016

The blog has been very quiet these past few months, partly as we were busy buying a house and undertaking renovating projects. Another reason is I was awaiting a firm update from… Read More

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Should We Be Labelling Children With SEN?

By On January 28, 2016

“Labelling” your child is a controversial subject with a lot of people feeling strongly about it.  We recently attended a talk on ADHD and the subject came up of why people feel… Read More