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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.
We recently learned our son’s hearing loss has progressed even more in the…
by Melissa Schlemmer on 1st September, 2017
It's back to school time and while some traditional school supplies are needed…
by Stacy Warden on 1st September, 2017
Our family went to a pool party a few weeks ago and on our way home I texted my girlfriend…
In this episode of the Firefly Community Podcast Anna narrates one of our popular…
by Firefly Community on 31st August, 2017
When I heard that Loose Women would be talking about “The great nappy debate”…
by Laura Moore on 31st August, 2017
I can see that confused look when someone speaks to you and you are desperately trying…
by Miriam Gwynne on 31st August, 2017
If like us the school holidays are a juggle of summer schemes, grandparents, childminders…
by Claire Smyth on 31st August, 2017
My daughter Sydney recently had her 2 year developmental review with our Health Visitor.
by Laura Rutherford on 28th August, 2017
In this episode of the Firefly Community Podcast Chris narrates one of our popular…
by Firefly Community on 25th August, 2017
I buy and hope:
by Miriam Gwynne on 24th August, 2017
I feel like summer arrived and left in one day this year and already autumn has set…
by Laura Moore on 24th August, 2017
It’s the summer holidays and for many parents this can be a really difficult…
by Angela Kelly on 24th August, 2017
I will go into the bookstore hand over his school book list and pay the cashier a…
by Ger Smyth on 24th August, 2017
We spend a lot of time focusing on the positives and accepting that this is our "normal".
by Ceri-Ann Brown on 23rd August, 2017
School holidays are one of those marmite subjects between special needs families…
by Laura Moore on 22nd August, 2017
The official changing places campaign has been running for over 10 years and we currently…
by Firefly Community on 21st August, 2017
“Hi, I’m Heidi’s Mum”. That’s pretty much my standard…
by Sarah Kay on 18th August, 2017
In today’s world, an act of kindness is appreciated now more than ever.
by Jodi Shenal on 18th August, 2017
I do know where the ‘obsession’ came from. I am not sure I would call…
by Ger Smyth on 18th August, 2017
by Firefly Community on 17th August, 2017
Does the ‘real world’ only apply to non-disabled people?
by Angela Kelly on 17th August, 2017
This is our second summer having a wheelchair.
by Ger Smyth on 16th August, 2017
A radar key is an extremely large key which will unlock over 10,000 “accessible”…
by Firefly Community on 16th August, 2017
Slightly random title for a special needs blog isn’t it? Let me explain.
by Sarah Kay on 15th August, 2017
11 months old and my daughter has taught me more than I have learnt in my life.
by Rebecca Shayler-Adams on 12th August, 2017
SUMMER…A season of sunshine, relaxation and family outings.
by Jodi Shenal on 11th August, 2017
In a few weeks my beautiful first-born child will start school. My precious boy.
by Laura Rutherford on 11th August, 2017
While I am unsure if you readers in the U.K. shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale…
by Angelyn Harrenstein on 11th August, 2017
It’s not because I’ve got anything against Nick Knowles, quite the opposite…
by Sarah Kay on 10th August, 2017
Changing places change lives.
by Firefly Community on 10th August, 2017