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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[…]

Teach Me Too launch: A Christmas present to our community

On Christmas Eve, Teach Me Too will launch a new online library of educational videos  specifically designed to help children with Down syndrome develop skills in speech, language and cognition, free to access for all.  A Christmas present to our community and a silver lining of 2020. The library comprises of 20 short videos made Read more about Teach Me Too launch: A Christmas present to our community[…]