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Diary of a mother of children with special educational needs

A mother who has three children with special educational needs has recorded an audio diary of her typical morning.

Debs Aspland's nine-year-old son has hydrocephalus and autism, her eight-year-old son is visually impaired, and her daughter has language, speech and communication needs.

Ms Aspland said her typical day was around 21 hours long and "on a good day" she could expect just under five hours sleep.

First broadcast on Tuesday 29 April as part of a special BBC Radio 5 live's Breakfast programme on Special Educational Needs provision.

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