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Category Archives: Transportation

Mother of disabled child leaves her alone in the car

April 7, 2013 at 15:03

Mama Lewis


May this week in Wales

Would it shock you any less if you knew that the mother who left her daughter alone in the car was me, and that child was May? Parents of disabled children have to make many adjustments to their lives, and some of those are to do with ideas of what is acceptable with children and […]

3 Half-Brained Genius Awards

December 28, 2012 at 16:32

Mama Lewis


Jenny and Austin Wade from the blog 'A Mother's Quest'Jenny and Austin Wade from the blog 'A Mother's Quest'

The prestigious Half-Brained Genius Awards are coveted across the globe. (TRUE!) They are not given to the major moments that we read about on the news. (Also TRUE.) These are small moments of genius that I read about on blogs I follow, that make me think a parent is awesome. Or, AWESOME-O! As we call […]

The bombshell’s explosive result

September 4, 2012 at 19:15

Mama Lewis


At school in her standing frame (*see below for details)

Let’s start with my email to Head of SEN Services who said Lambeth would cease to deliver SEN transport for children like May, for the sake of “developing their independence”: 1. How exactly do you hope to reach your ambition of independent travel for my three-year old daughter, who has epilepsy and can not sit? […]

I arrived home from the States to find this bombshell in my mail…

September 2, 2012 at 23:01

Mama Lewis


Dreaming of how next to scam the British public

Dear Mr and Mrs Lewis, It was decided by [Lambeth] Council’s Cabinet on 16th of January 2012, that two key policy changes were necessary to the Authority’s Home to School travel assistance policy. The aim of this policy is to increase independent travel for young people with statements of special education needs (SEN) to prepare […]

Everyone gets a seat, except May. Fair enough?

August 27, 2012 at 13:39

Mama Lewis



This week, on BabyCenter, I wrote about a news item that featured a young lady with disabilities who was denied use of her iPad on plane. She can’t speak, so she uses it to communicate. Regulations meant she couldn’t have it – even if she switched it into airplane mode. There is a point when […]