Undertaking my Masters of Human Rights I scrutinize the rights of children with a disability and how they are contextualized in our society. Even though we have Acts and Conventions in place, we have little to uphold them. Instuitions, schools and community groups continue to turn children with additional needs away even though itContinue reading »
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Hugo is finally included at school
Hugo started school this year with only 3hrs a day of Learning Support Officer time; a one on one aid; to provide the adjusted learning curriculum that he needed and supervision that was required in the playground. It wasn’t acceptable. He wasn’t able to access what a typical child could. Despite praise from outside professionalsContinue reading »
Not a normal baby; my dark road of Autism
In the earlier years of Hugo’s existence, the pain and aguish his little face portrayed robbed me of my sleep and my happiness; his non-stop crying throughout the day and the night, the continuous sickness without avail. Then death’s door knocked at 6 months old, hospitalised with pneumonia. And on it went. Week after week. AContinue reading »
Hugo’s short fall of funding in the mainstream Schooling system
The constant battle of having my disabled son fully supported in the mainstream school system never ceases to amaze me. Granted just 3 hours per day of Learning Support, how on earth is my moderately Autistic and moderately Intellectually Impaired son who also has a General Anxiety Disorder meant to access his human right of goingContinue reading »
FERGUS & DELILAH LAUNCH
THE WRITING BEFORE THE WRITING
WE ARE NOT ALONE!
Misa and I had the pleasure of being able to attend Shaping Outcomes Byron Bay’s launch party for a wonderful Inclusion Resource for Preschool centres. It was great to see how another organisation is approaching inclusion and also how excited and willing professional educators are to start tackling such a major problem affecting our children.Continue reading »
WHY SHOULD OUR BOOK SUCCEED WHEN OTHERS HAVEN’T?
BODIES OR NO BODIES
WHAT IS THIS CROWDFUNDING THING?? I CAN’T STAND CROWDS!!
The first time someone approached me about supporting their Crowdfunding campaign I had no clue what they were talking about! It sounded to me like I had to pay them money to be in a crowd and who likes crowds?! So before I was going to send my money into the virtual abyss, I hadContinue reading »