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David Green

I am a father of a 4 year old son with autism. I love my family more than words can explain.

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Special Needs Parenting: Happy?

I have always been a big thinker. I don’t say this out of pride, in my experience…

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Benefits of Massage for Children with Special Needs

Does your child have difficulty winding down at bedtime or staying asleep? 

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Special Needs Families: Tis the season

If you are like me, you are very very excited about the upcoming seasons and activities…

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Special Needs Parents: Loneliness

As a mother to a child with extraordinary needs, I am busy.

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Special Needs Families: Getting ready for Ewok

We recently had our first training session with Sebastian’s service dog, Ewok.…

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Disability Assistance Dogs

Several months ago, I spent hours one morning calling and emailing all the disability…

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Special Needs Parenting: Two Kids, Two Schools

The Friday before the school year was set to begin, we took an impromptu tour of…

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Autism: Changing Seasons

I remember when I was about 6 and was sent to bed as it was 8 o’clock and past…

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Suzie’s Toilet Time: A review

Toileting is a big thing in our house. I am in possession of a small girl working…

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Special Needs Campaigns: Changing Places

13.3 million disabled people require better toilet facilities.

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Chicken and Veggies One Pot Dinner

Try this quick and easy recipe for a quick fix on a cold night!

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Special Needs Parents: When life keeps reminding you you’re different

I received an email recently from a well-known "motherly" high street store.…

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Special Needs Families: Autumn is coming

The summer holidays have ended which can only mean one thing, the season is changing…

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Special Needs: Riding the Bus

Sebastian has been riding a bus to school for the past three years. He commutes to…

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by Kara Melissa
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Special Needs Siblings

Having 4 children is difficult, I am not going to lie. I love them with all my heart,…

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Special Needs Parenting: When people meet my daughter

In the past, when people would stare... it used to make me feel sad. It made me want…

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How to look after your skin during winter

Arrival of winter comes with the notion to save your precious skin from getting dry…

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National Teaching Assistant’s Day 2017

Growing up my mum was a Teaching Assistant, I never really knew what one was but…

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National Teaching Assistants Day

Saturday 02nd September and the postman had a lovely delivery this morning, it was…

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We deserve more!

One of the many things I struggle with, is being a step-parent

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Try this 3 Minute Breathing Meditation

Training Your Mind Last time I introduced mindfulness as a way of training the mind…

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Fall Fashion for the Child with Special Needs

Wondering what you should put on your child's wardrobe shopping list this Fall?

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Education Education Education

Once upon a time, a long, long time ago (oh OK in the ‘70s) non uniform wearing…

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by Jane Scott
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Welcome to Mindfulness for Special Needs Parents

A warm ‘Hello’ to the Firefly Friends Community! Parents, Carers and…

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by Will George
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Spend, Spend, Spend!

Despite a couple of decades out of the education system, I seem to be very susceptible…

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Special Needs Parenting: Sleep

This post only really needed that title to probably grab your attention. If you're…

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P word preparations: Puberty!

My son is about to start year 5 primary this September; back in year 3 when we had…

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Special Needs Parenting: Back to School

The uniforms are bought and labelled, the beginning of the holidays are a distant…

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Sensory Saturday

Our son attends occupational, physical, and speech therapy weekly. Each therapist…

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The Hinkley Team

Here we are, already in the month of September. Hard to believe, right?

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