Dear Walt Disney World, I never thought I would say goodbye to you, but I have to stop hoping. I have always loved you and will always remember you fondly, although also with sadness at what might have been. I visited pre-children, honeymooned with you, brought my first son, then my second. You have given us all magical… Continue reading Goodbye Disney Dreams.
Adam is 10 years old and has physical and learning disabilities. Yet he sees and knows so much more than most of the people who make decisions about what is needed. It is that straightforward. Without a changing bench and ceiling hoist, Adam (and hundreds of thousands of others) cannot use a toilet when out… Continue reading When a child knows…
Concerns about equal access for all might not affect you. YET. “The disabled”. The largest minority group of which any one of us can become a member of at any time. It isn’t a club that many would wish to join. There isn’t an eager queue. Yet, once you are in, you are generally in for the long haul.… Continue reading Does it matter?
I really don’t like the term “special needs”. There, I have said it! I feel like I should duck and hide because many will disagree, but this is my feeling to share. My son does not have “special needs” and I am not a “special parent”. No, he can’t sit unaided, or stand, or walk, or feed… Continue reading Not “special”.
I wish I had studied the law. If I had known the direction my life would take I would definitely have studied law. As it is, I am floundering in a world which subtly excludes my family. For example, I know that direct discrimination is where a person is treated less favourably, because of a disability,… Continue reading “Treated less favourably”
The Eden Project is a real gem of a day out for us and we have had many lovely days here. Adam, managing to join us on a family day out even before being born! It is one of Adam’s favourite places to go. Mine too, although for me that is possibly because I know I can relax… Continue reading Eden Project
Remember when you had a baby or toddler and sometimes had some funny looks sent your way? Like you shouldn’t still eat out in a restaurant? Or try to shop for new clothes with a pushchair? I get those looks a lot, only my son is 10. Not everyone welcomes you. Sometimes it is in the… Continue reading The Wanted