Nyla has made our family complete

Thanks to Lorna Morris for this week’s blog about her daughter Nyla. Our pregnancy was greatly anticipated and we were overjoyed to hear we were expecting. Following our 12 week scan we got the gut wrenching phone call from a screening midwife saying our “risk” of one of 3 chromosome abnormalities (t13, t18 or t21) Read more about Nyla has made our family complete[…]

How we have grown this month: A matter of the little things

Liz Arriens I was listening to a podcast interview recently with Nims Purja, a Nepalese mountaineer, who set and accomplished amazing goals. He climbed 14 mountains in a significantly quicker time than has ever been done before. I wanted to share with you what he said that struck me. He said the little things matter. Read more about How we have grown this month: A matter of the little things[…]

Oliver Hellowell – Photographer with Down Syndrome

Last summer, Wendy O’Carroll was kind enough to share with us this post about her son, Oliver, who is an incredibly talented professional photographer. August 10th 2020 and I awake to the day that my son Oliver’s book, ‘Oliver’s Britain’, is published. We are surrounded by boxes and teetering piles of beautiful books, along with Read more about Oliver Hellowell – Photographer with Down Syndrome[…]

Making a change: Our transition from Mainstream to SEN provision

On the blog this week, Zoe Taylor tells us about making the decision to transfer her daughter Maddison from mainstream to SEN provision, thank you Zoe, for sharing your experience with us. Maddison attended a mainstream school from nursery with a full EHCP until the end of year 1. The school was very supportive from Read more about Making a change: Our transition from Mainstream to SEN provision[…]

How we have grown during lockdown

Liz Arriens As November began, life was going swimmingly for me, my husband Kevin and our three-year-old daughter Coraline. We’d got our second “lockdown” routine going on smoothly. The difference was, this time Coraline was at preschool each day. I was happy she was stimulated, I was working on my goals (writing a book, and Read more about How we have grown during lockdown[…]