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Special Needs Bloggers

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

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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An Upgraded Easter

As some of you may remember, Oliver started playing sports for a local organization…

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Food

Best EVER Gluten Free & Sugar Free Almond Flour Brownies

A couple of years ago, I searched and searched the internet for a suitable flour…

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Undiagnosed but not Invisible

Undiagnosed children day is rapidly approaching... it also makes over 1 year since…

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Do I Really Need a Fitbit

At the dawn of the early twentieth century, humanity has leapfrogged into the information…

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Podcast

Podcast: “I’m Sorry for becoming an Introvert”

In this episode of the Firefly Community Podcast Anna narrates one of our popular…

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Global Developmental Delay

Our son is diagnosed with global developmental delay.

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Is there ever a right time?

So, we have our meeting coming up with the Consultant to discuss Zachariah’s…

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Fashion

What’s in Your Wardrobe for Spring?

Hurray, it’s finally beginning to feel like spring-time where I live in Northern…

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My Son is Not a Lost Cause

It was our usual Saturday morning and ever since he had woken at 5:30am my non verbal…

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Your Simple Morning Skincare Routine

Healthy, glowing skin can make you feel like you’re ready to take on the world.

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Running Safety for Women

Running is great exercise and can be done almost everywhere. Its benefit includes;…

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Is a Healthy Breakfast That Important?

Brеаkfаѕt іѕ the most important meal of thе day. 

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Keeping you and your Little ones Safe When travelling

Every time I contemplate having to travel by airline with my son's wheelchair…

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We might not have a medical degree but we are also experts- experts in our own kids.

I recently set up a joint meeting with some of the professionals involved in Freddie’s…

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A Peek into the Future of an Autistic Child

I often wonder what my children are going to be like when they grow up, 

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I would be Lost without mum: Special Needs Parenting

I am acutely aware that not everyone has a Mum prepared to drop everything to help,…

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Three Ways to Help Support the Sibling of a Special Needs Child

The school called me about my daughter. She was saying she wasn't feeling well…

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Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

This week we got the news that the Council are happy with the plans for Sam’s…

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Podcast: “I’ve got this Facebook friend…”

In this episode of the Firefly Community Podcast Anna narrates one of our popular…

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What is it like to parent a child with epilepsy?

Epilepsy is a condition estimated to affect more than 500,000 people in the UK, including…

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Special Needs Parenting: Find the Ability in Disability

I was recently approached by someone who told me they were praying for Zachariah,…

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Health & Beauty

My Top 5 Beauty Hacks for the Special Needs Mum on the Go

Our demanding lives and families leave us busy mums little time to focus on our own…

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Food

Eat more veggies with this amazing, simple homemade dill dip!

We all know for our general health and well-being we are advised to eat our ‘5…

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What this 8 Year Old with Autism Wants To Do for her Disabled Brother

It had been a long week of having her brother go to hospital for an MRI to check…

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Fashion

Spring Trends: Save vs Splurge

Spring is coming, spring is coming!  I am ready for warmer temperatures and…

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Lidl trialling the GoTo Shop Trolley in the UK

Great news! Lidl is trialling the GoTo Shop trolley in its Cambuslang/Rutherford…

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Thank you, Occupational Therapists!

As some you may already know, April is Occupational Therapy Month. We’ve been…

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Special Siblings

Aren’t siblings great?! I for one am so thankful for my three sibs, and for…

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Advice for Parents of a newly Diagnosed Child with Autism

Your child has just been diagnosed with Autism. You have been up all night frantically…

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In Defence of the Stay at Home Mum

Negative assumptions are something I have come to expect. Nevertheless I am still…

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