I complained to my local council after a very poor experience, as detailed in ‘Problems‘. This was the e-mail I sent:- Dear Sirs, My son Adam is ten years old and a full time wheelchair user. Much of his life is a challenge but we do our best to ensure that he can have a… Continue reading Oh, what a response!
No, not winning the lottery – that is quite unlikely. Becoming disabled. That can happen to anyone. No ticket required and no age restrictions. There was a time when I had no idea about the importance of lowered kerbs. There was a time when I had no idea about the need for ramped access. There was… Continue reading It could be YOU!
Sometimes, even when things should be okay, they are not. We were having a great time at the park with friends. We home educate and are part of a huge community of home educating families in Cornwall so we enjoyed a “Not back to school” picnic in the park with friends. Sadly, despite a lot… Continue reading Problems…
Earlier this year I was inspired by my son to actively try to make Cornwall more accessible. I had written letters and e-mails before but intermittently and without following them up. Now I needed to do more. Adam needed me to do more. The first place I asked was Cornwall Services and I was so impressed with… Continue reading Cornwall Is Awesome!
When you become the parent of a child with “extras” going on you get told a lot of things which you don’t always want to hear. I don’t buy in to the whole “special parents” thing. I am not a “special” parent. I am just a parent who loves her child. There is nothing “special”… Continue reading Some days are just hard.
Four years ago we took the decision to remove Adam from school. He had already been out of school for six months, recovering from surgery to correct a dislocated hip. The injury had happened at school and could have been avoided if only we had been listened to. I couldn’t face sending him back. It wasn’t just because of… Continue reading School isn’t always best.
I came across an article online which questioned whether toys which reflect disability are a good thing. Children often use toys to tell their stories. My son does. Meet Tina. Adam named her and told me she needed a powered wheelchair. He wanted her chair to be blue, like his. She is a full time wheelchair… Continue reading Not all toys can walk.