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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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Mother’s Day

Mother ~ They walk among us daily.

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by Ger Smyth
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A Letter to the Mother of my Children

To the mother of my children,

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by Rebecca Shayler-Adams
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Thank-You Mum

For me, the saying, “life doesn’t come with a manual, it comes with a…

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by Laura Rutherford
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I’m Ashamed That We Live In a UK that Allows This To Happen

Before I had a child with disabilities, I’m ashamed to say that I didn’t…

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Disabled Access Day?

 How About #DisabledAccessEveryday!’

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by Mark Arnold
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Little Steps Towards Disabled Access

Going out with my kids isn’t always easy.

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by Ann Hickman
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Mother’s Day (UK)

I see women around me who bring up their children with warmth, care and affection. 

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by Zowie Kaye
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International Women’s Day

International Women's Day grew out of the labour movement to become a UN-recognised…

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by Zowie Kaye
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Wheelchair Accessible

A wheelchair adapted vehicle has made life easier for our family.

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by Laura Moore
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A Better Way to Change

As Disabled Access day approaches, I would sure love to bring attention to our changing…

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by Brittney Baumgartner
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The Power of Innocence

“We didn’t realise we were making memories, we just knew we were having…

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by Emily Sutton
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Who is She?

Who is She? She is the one we seek comfort from.

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by Ger Smyth
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Everything Happens for a Reason…?

A facebook friend of mine recently posted a link to an interview with a woman who…

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by Rebecca Toal
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Why I Love the Firefly GoTo Shop

Tesco's motto is every little helps. It’s a particularly apt motto if you're…

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by Laura Rutherford
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Eating Disorder Awareness Week

One of the lesser known eating disorders is ARFID (avoidant/restrictive food intake…

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by Emily Sutton
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Do You Feel Like Your Life is on Hold?

I was supposed to be on a flight this morning to America. 

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by Rebecca Toal
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Our Rare Disease Story

When my daughter was born in 2015, I knew my world would never be the same. …

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Finding a Rare Disease Family

rare ADJECTIVE (of an event, situation, or condition) not occurring very often.

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by Emma Murphy
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When Every Day is Rare Disease Day

Officially, a disease is classed as rare if it affects fewer than 1 in 2,000 people. 

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Rare Diseases Aren’t That Rare

It’s funny how one day a year we are supposed to shout from the rooftops about…

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by Ger Smyth
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Why I will Continue to Use the Term Special Needs

I have a son with extraordinary needs, special needs.

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by Melissa Schlemmer
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One in a Million

This month we are celebrating Rare Disease Day.

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by Rebecca Shayler-Adams
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Eco-Friendly

For most people, seeing That episode of Blue Planet 2 was probably the first time…

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by Carolyn Voisey
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Mum Competitions

When I was pregnant with my first child, people warned me not to be a Mum whose baby…

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by Rebecca Shayler-Adams
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Being a Single Special Needs Parent for a Week

Parenting is… TOUGH, isn’t it? Parenting a child with extra physical,…

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by Rebecca Toal
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Little Acts of Kindness

I always want to see the good in people; irritatingly, I have often been disappointed. 

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by Carolyn Voisey
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A Friend in Need is a Friend Indeed

‘Good friends show their love in times of trouble, not just in times of happiness’…

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by Emily Sutton
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3 Ways to Help Siblings Bond when One has a Disability

I grew up as one of four children. There were times when we were best friends and…

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by Miriam Gwynne
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A Few Tips for Flu Season

This time of year is always scary. Flu season. This year already it has caused the…

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