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In wanting to share all the good things about inclusion and SN in general?

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PeachyTheRiverParrettHarlot Thu 25-Jun-09 11:58:33

Like how having grown upa round SN amde having the boys DX'd easier, or how wonderful it is to see kids being totlerant of the boys?

Sometimes it seems al so negative and polarised

FioFio Thu 25-Jun-09 12:03:48

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PeachyTheRiverParrettHarlot Thu 25-Jun-09 12:07:46

Ah but ds3 goes to SNU as well

which is why I put SN in general LOL

Just wanted some SN postive stuff on the main board really

Like the first day that myn four year old ds3 said he loved me, or the little love nots ds1 has been known to leave me because he can't tell me very well.

And his wonderfully tolerant friends who don't vblink an eye when he speaks in hamster language (sqeuak squeak) all ay

NightShoe Thu 25-Jun-09 12:09:08

YANBU. I may sound rather liberal and fluffy, but to me part of good education for my DD is that she learns that there are many different people out there and that it doesn't matter how different they are to you or vice versa, but you make an effort to treat others as you would like to be treated yourself.

FioFio Thu 25-Jun-09 12:15:54

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cory Thu 25-Jun-09 13:07:44

when my own dd found herself disabled it made her life much easier that disabled people weren't some sort of pariahs that you hide away so they don't inconvenience the able-bodied; these days they are out and about and everywhere

ds is just going through the same process of realising that his body is going to let him down

it's good to know that his friends won't

2shoes Thu 25-Jun-09 14:41:55

I have just been to dd's sn school(I was lucky I didn't catch it )
and had lunch with 2 other mums from there.
it was lovely to be in their company after the last few days.
my ds now 17 has learnt so much and so have we, tbh i think we are all better cos of being in the "sn world"

PeachyTheRiverParrettHarlot Thu 25-Jun-09 14:57:11

we ahven't ahd much contact with the school yet really, but sports day coming up. It's tinyt though- in Infants there are 9 children, with 6 in Juniors (classes joined by a doorso kids can go back and forth as they wish)

but the friendliness when we have popped over- !! Everyone wants to meet H's three brothers and tell me how cute he is ]grin]

And you learn who is really your friend- ds1's godmother and my best friendsfor a decade vanished post- dx but my oldest mate of all is ds4's Godmother and beleoved, like a sister.

sarah293 Thu 25-Jun-09 15:01:33

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2shoes Thu 25-Jun-09 15:02:59

sorry peachy
Just read this thread was about inclusion and I don't do that as dd is at an sn school.

PeachyTheRiverParrettHarlot Thu 25-Jun-09 15:06:43

what part of and sn in general are people not getting?


daftpunk I neeeeeeeed you


2shoes Thu 25-Jun-09 15:08:05

lol, now don't get all wound up, I was just testing you my dear

LollipopViolet Thu 25-Jun-09 15:10:42

When you surprise those around you (and yourself) by doing something no one thought possible. I bet there were loads of people on my course who thought a visually impaired person would fail, but I've passed my first year and I'm going to do a weekend of work experience this w/e on a proper shoot

PeachyTheRiverParrettHarlot Thu 25-Jun-09 15:36:05

OOh LV what course are you doing?

pagwatch Thu 25-Jun-09 15:54:26

Well DS2 goes to special school but inclusion has, as Peachy says, many forms.

Last Sat DS1 had his 16th birthday party. All his friends came over and stayed the night.
DS2 was really interested and watched from the kitchen. Ds1's friends didn't bat an eye smile One boy came in and asked if the music was too loud for DS2 but we assured him that that is not what hands over the ears is all about.

Ds1 introduces his friends to DS2. How they react ( he assures me) tells him more aboutthem than anything else. Those who are interested and open to a 'strange' kid remain friends. Those who are negative or wary get waved goodbye.
He does not feel it is Ds2s job to change the world - the world needs to get over itself and acceptthat DS2 is how he is.

DD insists that DS2 goes to her parties too and the girls have no issue whatsovever with DS2 joining in and playing ballooon etc - even though he is much bigger than them. They ask question and then they just treat him like any boy ( they ignore him or patronise him grin)

I know DS1 gurads DS2' privacy closely and he will not allow him to be subjected to the ignorant or the blinkered if he can help it. But his friends just accept DS2. For them it is not a big deal.
They are quite grown up really - kids.

LollipopViolet Thu 25-Jun-09 21:35:00

Peachy, I do Media (Film) Production, probably one of the most visual courses out there! so *blows rasberry* to anyone who says VI people can't work in film/tv

lou031205 Thu 25-Jun-09 21:59:35


DD1 loves her NT friends, and the parents are starting to know her. She goes up to random Dad's and hugs them blush but they all take it in their stride!

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