We hope you and your loved ones are safe and well in these testing times.
Here's a round-up of what we found interesting in June.
The team at Snap and I would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you! to all the amazing SEN Nannies/Mannies, Support Workers, Night Carers, and PAs who are providing such valuable support in these difficult times; you do an amazing job.
Stay well and best wishes, Sally MD, Snap Care
When I had children, you know, it was going to be sand holidays, rock pools, drinking cocoa watching the stars… as opposed to running through the house trying to prevent a three-year-old from flooding the bathroom. - Parent Carer
We imagine our children before they are born, yet nothing fully prepares us for the realities of parenthood. Any parent takes time to adapt, and the path may be filled with greater obstacles if our child is disabled. When my son was born I thought that being a psychologist would help me understand not only his complex needs but also the system in which we suddenly became embroiled. Unfortunately, I’m not sure it was necessarily the case. It may have even added to the pressure I placed on myself to manage the many conflicting demands.
I was also surprised at how, despite the plethora of professionals who appeared in our life, there was little acknowledgement of the emotional impact on the family as a whole. This is echoed by other parents I’ve spoken to and I’m unsure whether this is due to a lack of awareness, fear of raising a potentially difficult topic or something else.
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'The fitness app includes a number of easy-to-follow exercises developed by experienced Ottobock physiotherapists for leg and arm amputees. Over 40,000 amputees around the world use the app for targeted physical fitness and increasing their strength'.
Read more on Ottobock's website
Video Accessible Workouts with Alfie Hewett (includes an Adapted Russian Twist!), Nathalie McGloin and Hannah Cockcroft, produced by our friends at Irwin Mitchell.
We were delighted to host our first live event for parents to discuss their child's Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) during COVID-19.
We were fortunate to have Jemma Garside and Lydia Dunford, solicitors from Boyes Turner, Giulia Pintus from Milestones Matter, and experienced SEN teacher Vuvu Gaxela on our panel to answer parent's questions.
We were pleased to be working with a family to provide support for their 18 year old son, who we then found out has had his first book published!
We couldn't resist a little plug for our client, so here's where you can buy it on Amazon!
Ali and Matt say they've never seen their son Zachary so well.
With Down's syndrome and a weak immune system, the four-year-old usually has a constant cough and runny nose, and has been in hospital with severe chest infections several times.
Lockdown has been very difficult for some families with children with special needs, but Ali and Matt say that for Zachary, reduced exposure to infections has meant unusually good health, which has helped him to grow stronger and move forwards with his speech and language development.
See the Interview Here
It is possible to make a Will on behalf of someone else if they cannot do it themselves – this is known as a Statutory Will and would involve an application to the Court of Protection (“the Court”). Only the Court can approve the making of a Statutory Will.
A Statutory Will may be appropriate in a number of situations including if someone has a serious brain injury or illness or if they have dementia.
Read the full article here
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