We had another fantastic SWAN UK event at the ever so wonderful Sundown Adventureland!
Family days out can be so stressful and difficult when you have a special needs child, so difficult in fact that sometimes they are just so hard to actually organise and get excited about.
A SWAN UK event is so different.
I do get excited and I can't wait to meet up with families who understand the difficulties we face on a daily basis. I know that I will spend the day bumping into families that I spend hours online speaking to - always my first point of contact when things go belly up as they often do.
At days out like these I don't have to explain when James is on major sensory overload or why he needs his lunch via his tube.
I love handing out the tickets and knowing that in some small way I've helped SWAN UK families to have a fun packed day making precious memories. To see the parents smiling and to listen to the sound of laughter and joy from our special wonderful children really is the best feeling in the world.
Michelle Jones is Parent Rep for South Yorkshire. Email Michelle at: firstname.lastname@example.org or find her on Facebook.
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