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Meet Bjørn

Meet Bjørn, one of the Faces of the Firefly Garden The Firefly Garden wanted…

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Changing Places Conference 2015

If I’m completely honest I wasn’t really looking forward to the very…

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Firefly Friends: Daniel Races Against Surgery in his Upsee

It’s December 2012.Daniel Smyth is three years old.

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Egg, Diary and Gluten Free Pancake Recipe

Today is Shrove Tuesday, a day when families traditionally eat rich or fatter foods,…

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Angelman Syndrome - Logan’s Story

To help raise awareness of Angelman Syndrome, The Angelman Syndrome Foundation has…

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Has being a Special Needs Parent made you superstitious?

Friday the 13th .... Would having a therapy or hospital appointment on Friday 13th…

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The PT’s Plea to Parents

I have three simple words for Early Intervention success.Let me in.

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Let’s talk about our mental health…

Hi, I’m a special needs mum. Oh you are too? Great, let’s talk about…

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Firefly Friends: Hadley can be his own man in his GoTo

Erica and Hadley are four-year-old twins who own the world's fattest cat. All…

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Firefly Friends: Bethany is walking tall in her Upsee

Bethany and Saul (above) live with their parents, Charlotte and Andrew, in…

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Firefly Friends: Elliot’s Looking Up in his Upsee

Elliot is a very cute two-year-old boy with sandy curls who loves to eat, go places,…

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Firefly Friends: Jonty is a GoTo guy

Our Firefly Friend, Jonty, visits more places than most four-year-olds. Living with…

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Firefly Friends: Makenzie is Getting Ready for Big-Sisterhood in her Scooot

  Makenzie is waiting for a baby brother or sister. She still has five months…

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The GoTo Shop

​Do you have a favourite supermarket? I do, it’s Tesco. I like my Clubcard…

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Firefly Friends: What is Silas up to in his Playpak?

  Meet the Browns! They are a tight knit family of three: Melly, Matt and their…

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You soon find out who your friends are…

It’s a bit of a cliché isn’t it – you soon find out who…

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Rufus is Finally Wreaking Havoc on The House - Raising Children wih Disabilities

  Rufus is an adorable four-year-old who loves toys, buttons, noises, lights…

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Blended Diet – Giving everyone a choice about what they eat with a feeding tube

Cerys had a gingerbread biscuit today. She is two and really liked it. 

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Everything You Need to Know About BUDZ - Special Needs Dribble Bibs

Some kids make so much mess they need more costume-changes than Mariah Carey. But…

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Space to Change - A Firefly Campaign

Many of you will be familiar with Firefly Products, the amazing Upsee, the Scooot…

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How Not to Deal With Depression

The last few days I have been trying to think of what the highlight of 2014 was for…

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Mobiloo

Summer Fairs, Festivals, Outdoor Events, these are the things we actively avoid with…

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Merry Christmas from the Firefly Garden

A Christmas Message from the Firefly Garden… Wishing you ALL a very Merry…

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Earn a Birthday Treat From Firefly in 2015

Firefly is growing up fast - we are now a whole one-year-old! And we want to share…

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A Last-Minute Gift for Your Favourite Special Needs Family

Here's a great way to treat that special needs family you love. Firefly Gift…

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Faces of the Firefly Garden - Our Winners

​Last week our Judges chose the winners for our Faces of the Firefly Garden competition.…

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A Sensory Calendar Update

​So as we pass the halfway point of the advent - I thought I’d give you an…

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This special needs mum isn’t ready for Christmas!

​So it’s the 10th December and I still haven’t bought Daniel his Christmas…

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It’s rude to stare! Or is it?

There are very few mums and dads of kids with special needs who haven’t been…

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Do You Know Which Great Therapy Exercises You’re Already Doing?

For very small children with disabilities, parents can often feel overwhelmed that…

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