Hello and welcome to Spectrum and SEND Sunday #53, the linky for posts about autism, disability, special educational needs, and mental health. The summer holidays are upon us, with the joys and stresses they invariably bring. We thought, as this is likely to be a very busy period for everyone, that we would lessen the commenting load for the linky over the summer. So, until September, instead of commenting on one post from each host and the one before yours, you may choose to share the post on the social media platform of your choice instead.
This week, I am linking ‘A letter to my son’s nursery as he leaves for school’ and ‘Rainbow Glitter Slime Sensory Play’. The latter is not technically special needs specific – but it does make a great summer holiday for any children, especially if they are sensory seekers. And Biggest was transfixed for hours:
Our favourite post last week was ‘A Glimpse into our Autism: The School Trip’ from Diary of an Imperfect Mum. A Glimpse into our Autism is a lovely series of letters that give an insight into some of the ways that autism can affect the daily lives of autism parents and their children. I felt particular moved by this as my own little boy went on a nursery trip to the theatre this week, as a treat for the leavers. Although there were some issues, (He would not wear his reflective jacket, as he thinks only builders wear them!) he had a lovely time. That did not stop me worrying though.
Many thanks to my co-host, Ann at Rainbows are too beautiful, for hosting the last linky. Remember, the linky runs once a fortnight, alternating hosting. We really want to make sure that everyone with a post gets to link up and so we will keep the it open for thirteen days – Sunday until the Saturday nearly two weeks later. Hopefully, this should mean that everyone can link up, even though the linky is every two weeks.
Can we please remind linkers to add the badge and to make sure that they comment on others’ posts.
Spectrum and SEND Sunday 53 Linky
Please do read the rules below and make sure you share the linky love by commenting on others’ posts. Remember, the linky is open to any autism, SEND, mental health or disability posts. Thank you – we look forward to reading your posts.
- The linky will run from 7am Sunday to 7am the Saturday 13 days afterwards, allowing everyone to link up and to get a wide range of posts now the linky is fortnightly.
- Please be kind and add our linky badge to the bottom of your post/s (just copy and paste the code below)
- Up to two posts per person, old or new
- Please comment on one post from each host – you can choose which as we usually add two each. (or share during the summer)
- Then comment on the post before yours and more if you can! (You can just share during the summer)
- Please make sure comments are thoughtful and valuable – this subject is incredibly emotive and we all handle our daily struggle differently so kind and supportive messages only please.
- If you feel someone has been commenting negatively please let us know, and we will get in touch with them on your behalf.
- The host for that week will comment on every post. If the linky is successful we may invite guest hosts to give us a hand
- If you follow us, tag us, and add the hashtag #spectrumsunday to your tweets, we will retweet for you!
- Each week we will pick a post or two that has really touched us, and we will be share on our Facebook pages and link on our blogs. You can find our pages here: Someone’s Mum Facebook and Rainbows are too beautiful Facebook
You can also find us on Twitter and Instagram here:
- Someone’s Mum on Twitter
- Someone’s Mum on Instagram
- Rainbows are too beautiful on Twitter
- Rainbows are too beautiful on Instgram
Lastly, here is the linky badge to add to your posts.
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