Posts Tagged "news"

Court rules strollers have priority over wheelchairs

Posted on Dec 13, 2014 | 0 comments

Court rules strollers have priority over wheelchairs

This week in Britain, a court of appeal ruled that bus companies don’t have to prioritise wheelchair users over mothers pushing strollers. It’s a decision that pits buggies against wheelchairs and mothers against the disabled. That’s not a battle I feel comfortable with. And does it even exist? After all, I’m a mother and I have a disabled daughter – that’s one mighty internal struggle. On BabyCentre, I wrote about the ruling and was pleased that majority of folk on the web site and then on their Facebook page agreed: that outside of extreme situations,...

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5 for Friday: Power, Mystery and History!

Posted on May 2, 2014 | 0 comments

5 for Friday: Power, Mystery and History!

It’s Week Three of our 5 for Friday: Special Needs Round-Up. The Power! The Mystery! The History! Special needs blogs are not just about kids – as adorable as they are. This week, writers share inspiration from photography to the ancient past. Enjoy! 1. I stumbled across your blog a little over two years ago–and it changed my life. So begins an email to Kelle Hampton that she saved for years before an meeting took place that inspired her to reach out to find out more: Creating Constellations. For Kirsten from Enjoying the Small Things. 2. Sometimes you just need a photo....

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5 for Friday: Special Needs Round Up

Posted on Apr 25, 2014 | 1 comment

5 for Friday: Special Needs Round Up

It’s our second week covering special needs blogs. Hooray! Our first anniversary. I’d like to thank my family, friends, the academy… erm, okay I’ll get to it. 1. Renata from Just Bring the Chocolate has had enough. Why does everything about children with special needs have to be awful? Along with her family, and a load of other families, she created an awareness video for Undiagnosed Children’s Day (which happens to be today) that is entirely fun. My son even stopped watching Thomas the Tank Engine to see what was so interesting. Now that is major. And here it...

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What are the most accessible tourist attractions in the UK?

Posted on Apr 22, 2014 | 0 comments

What are the most accessible tourist attractions in the UK?

Vitalise has compiled a fascinating picture of disabled access to attractions across Britain. As a parent who is always telling myself and others to just “Get Out!” I can also speak to the unpredictability and disappointment of attempting this. This is a great resource and I’ve already ticked off a few more places to add to my Kids All Access… London review series. Enjoy and GET OUT! Where have you visited on the list? Tell us about it in the comments! Thank you to the team at Vitalise who created this infographic of the Vitalise Accessible UK Tourism Report...

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We work! (We do. If you’d let us…)

Posted on Mar 10, 2014 | 7 comments

We work! (We do. If you’d let us…)

Only 16% of mothers with disabled children work. Compare that to 61% of mothers who work whose children are not disabled. I’m one of the mothers who had to cut back on her working hours after I had a disabled child. I took a 20% pay cut and work one less day a week. It wasn’t by choice, it was by necessity. My workplace, a school, was gracious enough to trial me returning to work at my pre-maternity hours. But, it was only after a long meeting where I agreed that we would revisit the subject the following term. For one term, I could miss any days I needed to, to attend...

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