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Brendan Bourque

I am a special needs dad from On, Canada. Our daughter Emerson has cerebral palsy, epilepsy, PVL, and sensory processing disorder.

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Me Rehúso Permitir que Mi Hijo Pierda Debido a Una Discapacidad

No quieres quedarte al margen, incluso si es sólo en una conversación…

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We Didn’t Want Oscar in a Special School, But We Were So Wrong

As I put yet another load of Oscar's school uniform in the wash I still…

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MUST WATCH, MUST SHARE: This Spina Bifida Video Deserves Everyone’s Attention.

Attention people of the internet: you can now stop trying, we have seen the best…

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My Daughter’s Needs Might Mean She Never Sleeps a Full Night

Jade has never been a good sleeper. She had really bad leg cramps in the beginning.…

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When Oscar Met Pebbles: How Would Our Complex Boy React to an Energetic New Dog

We all set off for the Guide Dog Centre on the Sunday, with a mixture of excitement…

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by Jane Ashton
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Fünf Dinge, die nur ein Elternteil von einem Kind mit besonderen Bedürfnissen kennt

Wir wollten mal hören, was unsere regelmäßig beitragenden Mitglieder…

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Cinco cosas que saben sólo los padres de niños con necesidades especiales

Queríamos saber lo que nuestros contribuidores (Hayley Goleniowska, Dawn…

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Cinco coisas que só um pai de crianças com especial necessidades conhece

Queríamos ouvir o que os nossos contribuintes habituas (Hayley Goleniowska, Dawn…

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Cinque cose che solo il genitore di un bambino disabile conosce

Abbiamo voluto sapere quali fossero, secondo i nostri collaboratori (Hayley Goleniowska, Dawn…

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Cinq choses que seul un parent d’enfant handicapé connaît

Nous voulions savoir ce que nos contributeurs réguliers (Hayley Goleniowska, Dawn…

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How Jeff Healey Helped My Husband and Me Embrace Our Son’s Special Needs

If you were around during the 80's and early 90's, you're probably familiar…

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15 cose eccezionali che si possono fare con il sedile GoTo di Firefy

Il sedile GoTo è stato una rivelazione per molti Amici Firefly e per i loro…

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¿De Verdad que Dijo Eso? 10 Comentarios que Enfurecen a los Padres de Niños Discapacitados

¡No me lo puedo creeer!¿De verdad que ella acaba de decir eso?

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A-t-elle vraiment dit cela ? 10 commentaires qui mettent en rage les parents d’enfants handicapés

Je ne peux pas le croire. A-t-elle vraiment dit cela ?Je ne peux pas le croire. A-t-elle…

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My Child’s Disability Even Unnerved Super-Aunt, But I’m Glad She Told Me

I was having dinner with my friend Gen – the world’s best Aunty –…

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Cerebral Palsy Doesn’t Care What you can Afford For Your Child

Having a child with CP can bring a lot of expenses. Medical Aid in South Africa does…

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How Do I Pick the Best School for My Daughter If Doctors Can’t Diagnose Her?

With Charlie approaching four and Susannah starting her prep year in January, we…

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by Fiona Russo
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Special Needs Family Participation: How to Plan a Camping Trip

We’ve had a lot of people ask us “how can you take your kids back-country-camping…

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Our Son’s Condition Won’t Stop Us Having Another Beautiful Child

Recently, I visited my ob-gyn for an annual check-up and also to have my IUD, which…

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by Telina Knight
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The Truth About My Disabled Daughter’s Mystery Illness

Since the beginning we had problems feeding Jade. She had really bad reflux and her…

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15 coisas incríveis para fazer com um Assento GoTo da Firefly

O Assento GoTo tem sido uma revelação para muitos dos nossos Amigos…

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15 choses incroyables à faire avec le siège Firefly GoTo Seat

Le siège GoTo Seat a été une révélation pour certains…

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15 tolle Dinge die man in einem Firefly GoTo Seat machen kann

Der GoTo Sitz ist für viele unserer Firefly Freunde und ihre Eltern, die sich…

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15 cosas sorprendentes que puedes hacer en un asiento GoTo Firefly

~El asiento GoTo ha sido toda una revelación para muchos de nuestros amigos…

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Oddly Normal: The Secret Joy of Car Journey Fights

Last week, Michael and I were driving with the little girls in the back.  Susannah…

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10 Dinge, die Sie über Väter von Kindern mit besonderen Bedürfnissen nicht wussten

10 Dinge, die Sie über Väter von Kindern mit besonderen Bedürfnissen…

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Surviving Kindergarten: Test Scores Are In

If you've been keeping up with Surviving Kindergarten, you know that Cooper recently…

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10 cose che non sapevate sui padre di bambini disabili.

Nel dicembre del 2008 nacque il mio primo figlio, un bambino bellissimo e perfetto…

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Natural stimulation for a growing mind

Our son River’s first MRI – at four days old – revealed significant…

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10 cosas que no sabías sobre los Papás de niños con necesidades especiales

En diciembre de 2008 mi vida cambió para siempre, nació mi primer hijo,…

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