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GoTo Shop Trolleys now available in almost 400 Asda stores across the UK

Amazing news...Almost 400 Asda stores across the United Kingdom now have a Firefly…

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Special Needs Parenting: Win a Date Night

Has having a child with special needs meant that you struggle to keep the romance…

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Free step-by-step guide to making the most of your Upsee

Now every parent and therapist can download a free step-by-step guide to maximising…

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10 Tips to Encourage Independent Walking

One of the most common requests I receive is how to encourage walking.  

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Trump’s Mocking of a Reporter’s Disability Deserves Universal Outrage

By now, most of us have seen what Donald Trump did. He publicly mocked a journalist’s…

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The Shocking Trend of Kids with Special Needs being left on School Buses

The recent case of 17-year-old Sophie Kerr, a girl with special needs left…

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What Do Special Needs Moms REALLY Want for Christmas?

Most moms of children with special needs would agree that they don’t have a…

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#barefootchallenge

​Our Facebook and Twitter news feeds are full of images of bare feet in public…

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10 Ways to Encourage Independent Standing

Is your child standing holding on to the surface with both hands, maybe even cruising…but…

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Campaigning for better disabled toilets and changing facilities

​We’re really excited by a social media campaign driven by special needs…

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Irish Retailer Dunnes to roll out GoTo Shop Trolley

GREAT NEWS! Irish retailer Dunnes Stores have bought 230 GoTo trolley seats and will…

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Sesame Street’s first character with autism!

'Julia' joins the cast of muppets as their first character with autism.

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Newlife: Free Equipment Now Available

​Newlifeable has FREE equipment ready for you. Newlife is a UK based charity that…

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Asda to get the GoTo Shop Trolley

​Congratulations to everyone who has supported the GoTo Shop trolley in #EverySupermarket…

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Hatch Hackathon

h-a-t-c-h hackathons are life-changing workshops. They are creative meetings where…

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Win the new GoTo Seat and a ‘Big Day Out’!

The original GoTo Seat sparked the whole idea of ‘Special Needs Family Participation’.…

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Win the new GoTo Seat and a ‘Big Day Out’!

  The original GoTo Seat sparked the whole idea of ‘Special Needs Family…

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Praise for Special Needs Mum Katie Price

TV personality, glamour model, novelist and special needs mum Katie Price is praised…

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World CP Awareness Day 2015

World Cerebral Palsy Day is a movement of people with cerebral palsy and their families,…

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Some of the Firefly Garden’s favourite people with Cerebral Palsy

​On World CP Day, the Firefly Garden is highlighting five of our favourite people…

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Cerebral Palsy Infographic

  Click the image below to download and share our free infographic to…

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Special Needs Campaigns: Supporting Grace’s Campaign

Have you been judged in the past? If you’ve been challenged on whether or not…

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Tesco to roll out the GoTo Shop Trolley

​Have you heard the news? 500 Tesco stores across the UK will soon have Firefly…

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Northern Ireland Hackathon

​You’re Just a Hackathon Away from Being Someone’s Hero To register…

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Huge Breakthrough for our Disability Trolley Campaign - Tesco is Onboard!

Fantastic news! Tesco will add 500 of our GoTo Shop disability trolleys for…

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Why I’m campaigning for better toilet facilities!

5 and a half years ago our world changed as our beautiful little daughter arrived…

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The Advantages of Homeschooling Special Needs Students

We had been educating our children at home for quite a few years already by the time…

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Special Needs Families: Wills & Trusts

What does the future mean to you? If you’d asked me this in my teens I’d…

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Hatch that Idea: Special Needs Changing Bag

​The Firefly Garden is supporting Hatch in its market research of new product ideas…

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Good News! Tesco Tries the GoTo Shop Disability Trolley

UK retail giant Tesco will start trialling the new GoTo Shop disability…

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