The BAPS (which stands for Bloody Awesome Parents) Awards recognise and celebrate SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disability) bloggers who share their experiences – both the highs and the lows – to raise awareness of children and people with additional needs.
Certitude has been one of the sponsors of the awards for the last three years. It’s a brave thing to put your life on display on social media – the commitment of SEND bloggers to share their experiences to benefit others and to make a difference is extraordinary, and Certitude is proud to support these awards.
The awards ceremony took place this year in Leicester on Wednesday 3 November. It was a smaller event than usual given the ongoing impact of the pandemic, but the 100 parents who attended certainly made it a night to remember!
Educating Education award winner – PDA Parenting
We sponsored the Educating Education award. We all know the importance of getting a good education and how hard this has been for many of the people we support and continues to be for young people with disabilities.
This was a strong category won by Danielle Jata-Hall who has a website called PDA Parenting where she talks about her experience of being a parent to a child with autism and pathological demand avoidance.
I wanted to highlight a few in addition to Danielle’s website that I think could be really useful for so many of us, as well as people we are supporting and their families.
- Let’s Talk Autism is a series of podcasts from parents of autistic children. The podcasts cover a range of areas from interoception to ARFIDS (food avoidance) to the police and the autistic community.
- The inclusive home – Musings on home adaptations, inclusive design & family life is a website by an architect who has a child with a rare condition. It’s bursting with tips, ideas and suggestions about having a fabulous home when adaptations are part and parcel of life.
- Transport Sparks is a Facebook page for autistic people who love London – and transport! Again info, tips and reviews aplenty about travelling around London.