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Newsletter 28th August

Hello all and welcome back,

It has been a while since the last newsletter! My last few months have been absolutely chaotic with graduation from university, moving house and looking for work. However, I plan to get Spectrum Bloggers Network back up and running and gaining the support it had before my unplanned break.  Read the rest of this entry

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Spectrum Bloggers Newsletter 2nd June

Hello again! I’m almost back on track with Spectrum Bloggers Network and the things I needed to do. There is a massive list this week of blogs that cover all of the spectrum. I’m also starting to step up advertising for other bloggers to join us once again, so please feel free to spread the word!

We’ve been discussing on the Facebook page how difficult it is for me to link all the latest blogs every week! One suggestion is that blog posts are nominated each week (though not nominating your own blog) so that we are all checking out each others pages. If all nominations came in by the end of the week, there could potentially be a vote for the top 10 blogs that week to feature in the newsletter. It would also potentially make it easier for handing out a ‘blog of the month’ award based on which blogs have sparked the most interest and again making my job easier and for your blogs to gain higher readership. Any thoughts on this idea?¬† Read the rest of this entry

BBC News: Diary of a mother of children with special educational needs (Autism)

April 29, 2014

A mother who has three children with special educational needs has recorded an audio diary of her typical morning.

Debs Aspland’s nine-year-old son has hydrocephalus and autism, her eight-year-old son is visually impaired, and her daughter has language, speech and communication needs.

Ms Aspland said her typical day was around 21 hours long and “on a good day” she could expect just under five hours sleep.

Read the full article here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-27204151

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BBC News: Admiring Autism: Busting ‘autism myths’ with a camera

April 28, 2014

Since her young son was diagnosed as autistic, Sara Dunn has been attempting to help “challenge the myths surrounding autism” with a camera.

The photographer has been documenting her experiences with her son and other families affected by autism through photography.

Ms Dunn, 27, from Chester, stays with families for 48 hours to take images and wants to stage a public exhibition of her work, Admiring Autism.

Read the full article here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-27142806

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Newsletter 28th April

Sorry a very quick newsletter this week with the blogs added before the weekend. I’m trying to get my dissertation in for university at the moment, so I promise that we’ll be back on track next week. No time to add all the latest blog posts either I’m afraid.

Please check out the awesome new blogs that have signed up!  Also check the latest section, Pathological Demand Avoidance. Read the rest of this entry

ITV News: Disney movies inspire boy with autism to communicate

April 26, 2014

A boy diagnosed with autism was inspired to talk to his father after a long period of silence through his fascination with Disney films, his father has revealed.

Ron and Cornelia Suskind had just moved to Washington D.C. with their two young children when their two-year-old son, Owen, suddenly stopped talking.

Read the full article here: http://www.itv.com/news/2014-04-26/disney-movies-inspire-boy-with-autism-to-communicate

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Newsletter 21st April

Sorry I’m a little bit late in posting up the latest newsletter this week! Essays and dissertation for university at the moment is taking priority.

There are a few new blogs this week joining us in the network which are listed below. If you missed the big news yesterday, head here: https://spectrumbloggers.wordpress.com/2014/04/20/big-news-and-a-warm-welcome

Things will be a little more organised in a couple of weeks, promise! Until then, check out the newest additions to the network this week and all the new blog posts at the bottom! Read the rest of this entry

Newsletter 14th April

Well this week has been absolutely fantastic! Spectrum Bloggers Network has grown in size a lot faster than I initially expected! There has been quite a buzz on Twitter, so a massive ‘thank you’ to everyone who has been discussing and spreading the word!

Since originally starting the blog I have added in another couple of sections of Irlen Syndrome and more recently Sensory Processing Disorder. If you are a blogger discussing a learning difficulty that hasn’t been mentioned you can register under ‘other’ and say in your description what you are covering. I started with the difficulties I was already aware of, but am sure I am probably missing out a fair few. The more awareness we can raise as a group, the better!

New blogs in the network this week. Please note that blogs that cover more than one SpLD will appear in more than one section. Read the rest of this entry

Newsletter 7th April 2014

Hello and welcome to the first Spectrum Bloggers Network Newsletter!

First of all, thank you very much to the bloggers who have so far joined the network and thank you all for taking time to check the blog. It is very early days but hopefully as word gets around we’ll develop a thriving community. Trying to get the ball rolling is always a tricky task, but hopefully word will get around over the next few months.

New blogs in the network this week. Please note that blogs that cover more than one SpLD will appear in more than one section. Read the rest of this entry

Spectrum Bloggers Network: Blogging across the SpLD Spectrum

Spectrum Bloggers Network Blogging across the SpLD Spectrum

Greetings to you all! Thank you very much for checking out Spectrum Bloggers Network!

I created this blog to try to bring together as many blogs on specific learning difficulties as possible in the hope to raise awareness and also to inspire! I started blogging about my experiences with dyslexia and scotopic sensitivity syndrome two months ago and found it quite difficult to promote amongst the hundreds of fashion, make-up and lifestyle blogs across Twitter and Bloglovin. I noticed on a friends blog on her experiences with Fibromyalgia and IC that there was a network of bloggers on the Fibro Bloggers Directory and thought that it would be great if there was something similar for dyslexia! Read the rest of this entry