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I am a father of a 4 year old son with autism. I love my family more than words can explain.
“Purple Day” may sound like a silly title given to March 26, but for…
by Jodi Shenal on 22nd March, 2018
Everybody has it.
by Brittney Baumgartner on 22nd March, 2018
“It’s nice to share”, is one of my several programmed phrases to…
by Jane Scott on 22nd March, 2018
She came into our world in December.
by Ger Smyth on 22nd March, 2018
Check out our World Downs Syndrome Day Infographic, produced with our friends at Downs…
by Firefly Community on 21st March, 2018
Medicine is a subject that I see crop up a lot on the various forums and pages I…
by Ceri-Ann Brown on 20th March, 2018
Does the Down’s Syndrome Advantage confer any benefits on other members of…
by The Odd Sock Diary on 19th March, 2018
Are children with Down's Syndrome really easier to raise than those with other…
It is difficult being a luddite married to a tecnophile.
by Jane Scott on 19th March, 2018
I remember clearly the first time that the diagnosis “Cerebral Palsy”…
by Sarah Kay on 16th March, 2018
World Down’s Syndrome Day takes place every year on 21st March.
by The Odd Sock Diary on 16th March, 2018
What my Daughter has Taught me in 4 Years
by Ceri-Ann Brown on 16th March, 2018
Temporary changing place toilets have their place, but they should never be a permanent…
by Laura Moore on 15th March, 2018
I love this time of year.
by Rebecca Shayler-Adams on 13th March, 2018
I was recently walking the dog up a very steep hill.
by Ceri-Ann Brown on 13th March, 2018
There really is nothing like becoming a mum.
by Ann Hickman on 13th March, 2018
Or should that be “SN-oh! Days”, for those, like us, who have a child…
by Sarah Kay on 12th March, 2018
I haven’t blogged for a while. I had a second child, and spent a year…
by Emily Sutton on 9th March, 2018
My life changed when I became a mum.
by Sarah Kay on 9th March, 2018
Mother ~ They walk among us daily.
by Ger Smyth on 9th March, 2018
To the mother of my children,
by Rebecca Shayler-Adams on 9th March, 2018
For me, the saying, “life doesn’t come with a manual, it comes with a…
by Laura Rutherford on 9th March, 2018
Before I had a child with disabilities, I’m ashamed to say that I didn’t…
How About #DisabledAccessEveryday!’
by Mark Arnold on 9th March, 2018
Going out with my kids isn’t always easy.
by Ann Hickman on 8th March, 2018
I see women around me who bring up their children with warmth, care and affection.
by Zowie Kaye on 8th March, 2018
The Story of Jess Chippendale
by Laura Moore on 8th March, 2018
International Women's Day grew out of the labour movement to become a UN-recognised…
A wheelchair adapted vehicle has made life easier for our family.
by Laura Moore on 6th March, 2018
As Disabled Access day approaches, I would sure love to bring attention to our changing…
by Brittney Baumgartner on 6th March, 2018