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Special Needs Family Fun: Keeping Disabled Children Safe in Warm Weather

In countries known for their warm climates, special needs families are much better…

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Special Needs Fundraising: Make-A-Wish Foundation (UK)

Make-A-Wish grants magical wishes to children and young people fighting life-threatening…

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Special Needs Bloggers: Interview with Emily Heaton

Through their blog posts we share in the lives of our Firefly Garden Special Needs…

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Special Needs Fundraising: Newlife Play Therapy Pods

There is probably a box of unused toys in every home of a child with special needs.…

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Greener Across the Pond? Exploring Special Needs Differences Between the US & UK

They say the grass is always greener on the other side. But is it when you have a…

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The Best Books For Kids about Disability - Free Ebook

Drumoll, please..... Introducing the very first ebook from Firefly, completely free…

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Special Needs Days Out: 10 UK Tourist Attractions with a Changing Places Toilet

Planning a family day out with children is always a challenge but Firefly families…

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Space to Change: Raising Awareness

Space to Change Champion in Northern Ireland, Claire Smyth had an amazing opportunity…

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I’m a Bad Person Now: Raising Children with Disabilities

Since having my daughter I have noticed that it seems to be a common preconception…

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By a Special Needs Dad: Unanswered Questions, What Ifs and Escaping the Void

Last year, as Father’s Day approached, I jotted down some thoughts about my…

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Charity & Grant Funding: Family Fund

Family Fund - Who Are They? The largest provider of grants to low income families…

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GoTo Shop Campaign

Dear Firefly Friend My son Daniel is 6, he has profound and multiple learning difficulties.…

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Upsee: The Facts

A year after the Upsee launched, we went back to parents and asked them if it had…

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Free Special Needs Awareness Calendar 2015

Get your free Firefly Special Needs Calendar 2015 with all awareness days handpicked…

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Special Needs Awareness Planner 2015

We asked our Facebook friends to send in any Disability Awareness dates they wanted…

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When the Changing Places toilet is known as the ‘Shower Room’

​Hello Alastair, Firstly I’d like to apologise for the delay in sending this…

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Firefly is now in the USA

Good News - Firefly are now in the US of A! Firefly are pleased to announce…

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DM Orthotics – The Benefits of Dynamic Movement Orthoses

Dynamic Elastomeric Fabric Orthoses – DEFO’s (Lycra orthoses) were first…

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7 Reasons Firefly’s Spring Sale is better than Chocolate

Get 7% off any Firefly product until April 14th How’s this for an treat? You…

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Meet Twincess

It is fair to say that one of the most dis-respective things about peoples reaction…

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Special needs parenting: why you should make a ‘treasure basket’

Chances are your child (like mine) has lots of toys. I mean, so many that you could…

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Special needs parenting: Ouch, My Hip Pocket Hurts!

They say it costs more than half a million dollars to raise a child these days. Putting…

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Discount alert: save on Scooot

Scooot mobility riders are getting a temporary price-cut! We always work to…

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Win a Playpak

Here is your chance to win a Playpak! Enter before the March 31 to…

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Can Eliminating Gluten Help my Special Needs Child?

Gluten, gluten gluten! It seems to be all we hear about these days. What the heck…

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World Downs Syndrome Day 2015

Saturday 21st March is World Downs Syndrome Day and, along with our pals at Downs…

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Hello! Everyone meet Aj.

​Hello! Everyone meet Aj. Aj was born at 40 weeks and 3 days gestation. 

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Cerebral palsy awareness month infographic

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