BAPS of the Month – August and September
First of all, apologies for delay in getting this up on the site. The joys of computers that do not want to play! I think when we hit September, my Mac decided it was time for it to take a summer break (probably as it was used by children in the holidays and there is only so much Minecraft and Annoying Orange on YouTube a Mac can handle). However, we have had a chat, a software update and a new laptop has been purchased for the children and we’re all back on board.
We are always so excited to share with you the winners of our BAPS of the Month so huge apologies to them, our sponsors and you for not being able to get this up before hand.
For those who don’t already know:
BAPS = Bl**dy Awesome ParentS.
It is always difficult to chose a winner – every one nominated is a Bl**dy Awesome Parent and deserves the recognition. We are planning a way to address that in the future.
However, time to announce the winners of August and September.
BAPS of the Month – August
Our winner is the never-tiring Ian Penfold.
Here is why he was nominated.
Ian not only supports his extra-ordinary family with learning disabilities and autism in anyway he can, he also strives tirelessly to improve things for other parents.
As Ian is so self-effacing and modest, I probably only know an eighth of what he does for others, which includes the following:
– writing survival guides to help other parents
– being a governor in a special school
-running a local support group for people with autism and learning disabilities
– advising NHSE as an expert by experience
– campaigning to improve lives of people with autism, learning disabilities or both
Ian will always help you if he can. Always there with a kind word and a can-do attitude, despite the challenges he faces in his own life.
BAPS of the Month – September
Our winner is the amazing Beth Morrison.
Here is why she was nominated.
Beth fights at local and government level for kids with ASN to be free from seclusion and restraint.
She is battling to change legislation and to ensure the relevant guidance and training is in place
What does our BAPS of the month win?
BAPS of the Month – October
Debs is one of the co-founders and Directors of Bringing Us Together. She is mum to three child with a variety of SEND and has a great husband.