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Please Support Homeless Autistic Man and his Dog

Please Support Homeless Autistic Man and his Dog

Please Support Homeless Autistic Man and his Dog

A homeless autistic man and his dog need shelter over the Christmas and New Year period until a suitable flat is available. This gentleman has been sleeping in a tent with his dog for almost 3 months and recently in the freezing cold weather.

Please can you spare £5 towards a room and roof over his head until a suitable place is available in Oxford.

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Putting your legs up against a wall does wonders for your body and mind!

Putting your legs up against a wall does wonders for your body and mind!

Putting your legs up against a wall does wonders for your body and mind!

An article by our well being Ambassador Giuliana Wheater and her video!

Putting your legs up against a wall does wonders for your body and mind!

Did you know that putting your legs up against a wall for a few minutes every day does absolute wonders for your body and mental health ?

Christmas is a beautiful and magical time of year but can be really stressful and difficult too, especially if you or your child are neurodivergent .

By simply resting your legs against a wall, the whole nervous system is calmed and soothed, stress is eased and the heart rate and blood pressure come right down and stabilise again.

Blood is pumped to our core instead of all our muscles if we or our child have or are about to hit that dreaded Red Zone.

The body calms and grounds itself. Everything settles down.

Ninety percent of our serotonin, the neurotransmitter of happiness, confidence and self-esteem, is in our gut. As well as tonnes of that completely delicious dopamine which is all about attention, focus, perspective , clear thinking and the gorgeous feeling of reward.

Lying like this helps all of that zoom up the vagus nerve to the brain, leaving us calm and refreshed.

This position also improves sleep and digestion as well as reducing headaches.

If you suffer with swollen ankles or varicose veins, it’s also wonderful for this too !

Almost anyone can do it, even if assistance is needed.

The only contraindication is if you are epileptic.

So I wish you a beautiful, relaxed and happy festive season and a wonderful New Year.

See you in 2023!!!

Lots of love, Giuliana xx

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Putting your legs up against a wall does wonders for your body and mind!
SEND in Museums Advocacy Film

SEND in Museums Advocacy Film

SEND in Museums Advocacy Film – an article by our Charity Champion Kellie Barker

Oscar and I were honoured to take part in a short film made by #SENDinMuseums funded by @acenational.

Museums are very sensory for us and the reasonable adjustments that museums make including the sensory backpacks mean we can adjust Oscar visit even further, meaning we can enjoy a space together as a family.

The film is to promote how museums need to be on the agenda for education and leaker for families of SEND and marks a local school as they explore the Beaney museum in a sensory way.

Personally, museums hold a lot of joy for us they allow Oscar to explore history and nature and feed his sensory diet in a place that is calm, and we have only ever had positive experiences in museums, it’s wonderful to enjoy them together.

Oscar very much enjoyed taking direction during the filming and really enjoyed all the different area of the museum from dinosaurs to Egypt.

The film was commissioned by ace national at Maidstone museums, please watch!

Sean Kennedy presents: EHC Needs Assessments

Sean Kennedy presents: EHC Needs Assessments

Sean Kennedy presents: EHC Needs Assessments

Sean Kennedy presents: EHC Needs Assessments

The test that is applied once an EHC needs assessment is completed
How relevant case law can assist when applying the test
Things to consider when writing a parental contribution

This seminar will look at the test that is applied once an EHC needs assessment is completed and this will be done alongside a review of the relevant caselaw. All of this information will be used when considering what a parental contribution should look like.

This will take place on Tuesday 10th Jan at 7.30 PM.
Click here to book your place

Sean Kennedy presents: EHC Needs Assessments

Sean Kennedy presents: EHC Needs Assessments

The test that is applied once an EHC needs assessment is completed
How relevant case law can assist when applying the test
Things to consider when writing a parental contribution

This seminar will look at the test that is applied once an EHC needs assessment is completed and this will be done alongside a review of the relevant caselaw. All of this information will be used when considering what a parental contribution should look like.

This will take place on Tuesday 10th Jan at 7.30 PM.
Click here to book your place

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