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Special Needs Bloggers

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

Ben Taylor

Daddy to the most amazing and inspiring little monkey in the world. Real life dream weaver.

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Let’s Transform Childcare for Kids with Disabilities

Here’s a fantastic chance to really make your voice heard.

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If You Don’t Read This No One Will Like You

Living with special needs is expensive. Families don’t get bags of money handed…

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Attention everyone in the UK!

There have been rumours circulating about something called ‘summer’.

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Disability on Kids TV: Where’s the Early Intervention for Prejudice?

We’ve seen a lot of recent progress regarding representation of disabilities…

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Grandparenting a Child with Special Needs

In every family, grandparents play a hugely important role, both in the life of the…

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Animal Therapy for Children With Special Needs

Everyone is familiar with the idea of service or assistance animals – animals…

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SEN reforms – what do they mean for your family?

In September 2014 new legislation takes effect in England and Wales that changes…

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Making a meal of it

“The family that eats together stays together” goes the old saying, but…

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3 Tips for Making Tummy-Time More Fun

It’s widely accepted now that ‘tummy-time’ is important for any…

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Our Family Rules: No One Gets Left Behind

When I was little, Christmas Day unfolded in a very specific way. (Don’t worry,…

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Let’s help more kids with disabilities to make a splash

Disabilities have a nasty habit of getting in the way of enjoying a swimming pool,…

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The Upsee is Going Places

The Upsee lets lots of kids embark on new adventures. Many can and will go places never…

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15 Amazing Things To Do in Your GoTo Seat

The GoTo Seat has been a revelation for many of our Firefly Friends trying to get involved…

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16 Amazing Things To Do in Your GoTo Seat

The GoTo Seat has been a revelation for many of our Firefly Friends trying to get involved…

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Preparing Kids for Hospital the Family Participation Way

For some children with special needs, preparing for a sleepover at granny’s…

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Can the Upsee help with sensory therapies?

One mother contacted us recently describing how her child loves the close physical…

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Extended Returns Policy

Good news everybody! We can now extend the Upsee returns policy to 42 days (6…

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Can Yoga Really Help Kids with Disabilities?

Firefly has tried yoga. It’s really difficult. It hurts. And it’s uncomfortable.…

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New hope that more kids will get the chance to walk with SDR

Hopes are rising that the NHS in England may be have a change of heart over funding…

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Firefly CEO Explains Upsee Ordering & Shipping

A Firefly customer, Jessica Schedeneck, recently got in to touch to share some concerns…

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Check out our shiny new website

We have added a fresh coat of paint to our website and oiled all the hinges, so it's…

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Viva Brazil!

Our new Brazilian storefront is now available online, meaning customers all over…

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Upsee Case Study Report

Check out the poster below for a sample of the clinical research being done with…

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Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month - Week 4

The final week (okay, ten days) of Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month and our myth-busting,…

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Upsee Crazy!

We have been astounded by the media attention and global demand for the Upsee since…

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Jack’s Story

Find out how the Upsee is making a difference to the life of our pal Jack and his…

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Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month - Week 3

Week three's myth-busting facts for Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month

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Charlotte’s Story

You probably saw this little star in the news recently. Here's a new video for…

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Text Back in Time

Parents get a lot of advice following the diagnosis of their child’s disability.

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