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Meet our Firefly Community bloggers providing you with their unique, meaningful and insightful thought pieces

Amy SLaven

My name is Amy and I’m mum to Wilson age 2 and Ava age 3, there’s just 12 months between them and they certainly keep me busy! Wilson has cerebral palsy effecting all 4 limbs and CVI but it doesn’t let it stop him! He loves playing with his big sister

@willing_wilson https://willingwilson.com/

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Finding Physical Activities Your Child Loves

Do you ever find it tough to choosing the right physical activities for your child…

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The highs and lows of an EHCP

We all know that parenting a child with complex needs comes with its fair share of…

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What Being Discharged Really Feels Like

I’m standing at a cliff edge crying out for help for my child.

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Undiagnosed Day

A blind person tends to have a walking aid just as someone with cerebral palsy tends…

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Swept Away, But Saved!

I will never forget the events of that sultry mid-summers day, both for the great…

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by Mark Arnold
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Stress Awareness and Support for Special Needs Families

Often the starting point for any organisation looking to be more inclusive of children…

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by Mark Arnold
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Fear of New Things

My biggest goal for Zachariah, aside from being healthy, has got to be inclusion…

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Taking Time for Me

The last few months have been pretty stressful.

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by Rebecca Toal
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Three Ways Having a Dog Really Worked for our Autistic Son

The dog: ‘man’s best friend’ as they say. 

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Memories and the Naughty Step

There’s a time and place for most things.

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by Ger Smyth
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Juggling Motherhood and Grief

It’s been an extremely difficult few months in the Followes' residence. 

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Success! Tesco have 1,350 GoTo Shop Trolley’s

Shopping trips for many special needs families have been transformed throughout the…

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When it all goes out the Window.

Having a disabled child is not always glamorous and cute.

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GoTo Shop

Parents shouldn’t have to struggle to go shopping with their child. 

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National Sibling Day

My brother is different.

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by Mark Arnold
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National Sibling Day

Sometimes people don’t see me.

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by Miriam Gwynne
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National Sibling Day

Siblings eh? Where would we be without them.

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Stress Awareness Day

We all have it, in one form or another.

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National Sibling Day

I am the eldest of five children and our household was always hustle and bustle growing…

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Washing Your Hands - Sounds Simple, Right?

Looking after my kid’s health can be a real struggle sometimes.  

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Stress Awareness Month

Breathe in…2….3…… and out, 2…3…4….5….6!!…

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Bohring-Opitz Awareness Day

Talynn Gurganus was born at 35 weeks on January 27, 2014.

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Easter At Our House

Will we have singing this Easter?

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by Ann Hickman
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All Inclusive Easter Egg Hunt

With Spring, comes good weather along with a brand new start to all the holiday celebrations! 

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Pet Sounds

I've had a bit of writer's block on this post.

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by Jane Scott
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Easter

Yes, the time of year for chocolate indulgence; well, this mama is well into a successful,…

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Purple Day

 Epilepsy and Autism

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The Impossible

“We have done the impossible and that makes us mighty.” 

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US Parents Need The GoTo Shop

Finding it difficult to take your little one shopping? 

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Disability and Brexit

We are a year away from the agreed beginning of the Brexit transition period, due…

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by Mark Arnold
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