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When ‘Mum’ Seems Anxious

I’m Reblogging this post from the blog – It must be Mum, because it is an incredibly powerful description of exactly the experience that many parents including myself face when we try desperately to advocate for services and support for our children.

Unfortunately, it sets up a terrible cycle of disbelief and creates unnecessary stress for families and barriers to children receiving the support they need.

The sense of relief when one professional sees your situation and believes your truth is incredible, it opens doors, allows healing to begin and for a real team around the child and family to be built.

On our own journey, it was occupational therapists who were the first and often the only professionals to bring us this sense of belief and affirmation, and it is exactly this which attracted me to join the profession myself.

Sarah (Parent and Student OT)

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When ‘Mum’ Seems Anxious

I’m Reblogging this post because it is an incredibly powerful description of exactly the experience that many parents including myself face when we try desperately to advocate for services and support for our children.

Unfortunately, it sets up a terrible cycle of disbelief and creates unnecessary stress for families and barriers to children receiving the support they need.

The sense of relief when one professional sees your situation and believes your truth is incredible, it opens doors, allows healing to begin and for a real team around the child and family to be built.

On our own journey, it was occupational therapists who were the first and often the only professionals to bring us this sense of belief and affirmation, and it is exactly this which attracted me to join the profession myself.

Sarah (Parent and Student OT)

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Universal Design: Community Parks and Playgrounds

universal-design.jpgCONGRATULATIONS to our OT Colleagues in Cork!

This is their amazing newly launched website – launched today on Universal Children’s Day, 20 November 2017.

The team in OSOT at UCC are passionate about play: play occupation, playspaces and enabling play for all children.

They have funding for the next six months to study Universal Design for parks and playgrounds: researching community spaces as sites for social inclusion for families and communities, for all children including those with disabilities.

The team includes Helen Lynch, Alice Moore, Claire Edwards and Linda Horgan

For further information about this project please visit: http://universaldesign.ie/News-events/News/NDA-Research-Promotion-Scheme-Universal-Design-2017-Award-of-Funding.html

Their website is: www.ucc.ie/en/ot