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Rainbows are too beautiful

About my blog

Rainbows are too beautiful is a parenting blog that provides stories and information to parents with a particular focus on parents of children with autism or special educational needs.     It also aims to raise awareness, understanding and acceptance of disabilities and additional needs and support families and children through fun activities, connecting stories, opinion and information.

The site has thousands of hits each month, a DA of 37 and is in the Top 3% of parenting blogs in the UK.

Ann Hickman



The BAPS SEND Blogger Awards


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About me

I'm Ann. I started my career doing PR and marketing for charities and associations then turned my hand to teaching my profession shortly after having our first child. Since then I've morphed into a full time mum and part time college teacher and writer. I'm a regular contributor in several newspapers, online publications and charity blogs.

I blog at Rainbows are too beautiful. Here I share positive thoughts, ideas and experiences of life with my autistic and neurotypical three kids and our greater family. Our children also have diagnoses of ADHD, hypermobility, SPD, dyspraxia, anxiety and sleep issues.

I am active member of my local SEND community, trustee of local charities and speak at conferences and consultations.

Location:   Greater London

Brands I've worked with


The Makaton Charity


Day Out With The Kids

Forest Holidays

& Other Stories


“What a fantastic write up, thank you very much!”-


“Brilliant – thank you Ann!"

"Thank you so much for taking part again this year and getting this ready for us so quickly we really appreciate it!"

The Makaton Charity

"Thank you for reviewing Term and for your marvellous posts. We have some great images and reactions from all of your work and are just completely delighted with the results from your reviews."