Once upon a time…Britain in Crisis


Every day, the Zombies are coming out of their homes,
Running around, wondering if it will get them anywhere.
They are stuck in damp houses, stuck on the Rental market,
Doors are slammed in their faces, they will never own a home.

The inflation is rising endlessly,
Mocking their ridiculously low-paid jobs.
Slaving away, they are edging towards mental illness.
Their country is going downhill but Osborne says Recovery is happening.

When the Zombies are coming home,
Their children are not bubbly anymore.
Ofsted is taking over their mummies,
And their parents are about to split on a row over an unchanged nappy.


Autism/Special Needs friendly?


I like Special Needs’ friendly events

Mainstreams allowing some time to cater for disabled individuals …is great!

Although some people might find it discriminatory, I like this concept.

For once, our folk are not forced to fit in. For once, the Politically-correct behaviour is not the ultimate goal of the Day. For once, not having the “London look” is ok! (lol just forget that last sentence)

But on a more serious note, these days mean a big “Ppppppppppppphhhhhhhhhhhhhhhheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwwwww” of relief for us, parents!

These events are also opportunities to meet some extraordinary parents, siblings, relatives or workers. Truly inspirational people

But first and foremost, these events are for me an eye-opener. The Prophet (PBUH), said: “Look upon one who is below you in status. In this way you will not look down upon the grace of that God bestowed upon you.” (Bukhari and Muslim)

Below are a couple of events and activities taking place in the London area:
* Special Children’s day at London Zoo: http://www.zsl.org/zsl-london-zoo/whats-on/special-childrens-day-2013,586,EV.html

* SEN Session at London Transport Museum: http://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/learning/schools/65-sen/sen-sessions-module-list/336-is-this-the-way-home39

* Autism friendly film screening: http://www.dimensions-uk.org/what-we-do/autism-care/autism-friendly-films/

* The Train Club: http://www.theengineshed.org.uk

*Disability swimming sessions ( These take place in my borough. It might be happening in yours too. Worth researching about it)

* Yoga sessions (These are organized by my local parent support group. You might think about developing a similar concept in your area if not available already). Please see my post about the benefits of Yoga: Outings and activities for children on the Spectrum Part 3