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Ich lehne es ab, dass mein Kind aufgrund einer Behinderung etwas verpasst

Es ist für jeden wichtig, zu einer Gruppe dazu zu gehören. 

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Best Countries for People with Intellectual Disabilities

It’s hard enough knowing that your child is struggling with limitations. It’s…

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What does the closure of public toilets mean for the Changing Places campaign?

A recent BBC Freedom of Information request has shown that 1,782 public toilets have…

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International Children’s Day

The 1st June is International Children's Day. The World Conference for the Well-being…

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Fashion

Chalk Paint Your Furniture Fabulous!

The change in seasons can always be a trigger for decluttering, rearranging and redecorating…

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Podcast - Undiagnosed Children’s Day

Listen to the latest episode of the Firefly Community Podcast to find out more about…

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That’s ‘stripe’ amazing! How to wear stripes…

Stripes…you either love them or hate them. Many steer clear through the fear…

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Spring/Summer 2016: Don’t Fear the Flare!

We’ve most likely all seen the fashion magazine articles for the Spring/Summer 2016…

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Suffer from back pain? You are not alone . . .

A survey by Firefly has found that 100% of parents, carers and others in the special…

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Charity & Grant Funding: Caudwell Children - Treatment & Surgery

You can apply to Caudwell Children to help with funding for treatment and surgery…

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Charity & Grant Funding: Cerebra Grants

The Cerebra Grant Scheme funds up to 80% of the cost of equipment and services to…

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Podcast - Introducing the Upsee Therapy Programme

In the very first episode of the Firefly Community Podcast, Firefly's Community…

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Podcast - Hints & Tips for Independent Walking

In this episode of the Firefly Community Podcast we are joined by guest host Dr Rebecca…

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15 Ways to Spend Date Night by Special Needs Parents

Firefly asked Special Needs Parents: What makes a great Date Night?  Here…

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The Firefly Community Podcast

The Firefly Community Podcast is just another way to keep up to date with everything…

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Donna’s Dream House

Providing free holidays for terminally ill children in Blackpool (UK). 

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Charity & Grant Funding: Jessie’s Fund

Jessie’s Fund supports children with disabilities through the therapeutic use…

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Fashion

5 Shoe Types to Keep Your Feet Flat on the Ground

Whether it’s a trip to the local park to meet friends, heading out for shopping,…

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Health & Beauty

Firefly Community Vlog: Back Exercises for Special Needs Parents & Carers

In this episode of the Firefly Community Vlog, Bikram Yoga Teacher Anna shows us…

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Firefly Community Vlog: Special Needs Mum Make-Over

In this episode of the Firefly Community Vlog our beauty & make-up expert Lauren…

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Charity & Grant Funding: Destination Dreams

Holidays of a lifetime for children fighting life threatening illnesses and their…

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Charity & Grant Funding: Caudwell - Enable Sport

Funding specialist equipment for disabled athletes.

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Hunter Syndrome Factsheet

Hunter Syndrome mainly affects boys; although there are two known cases of girls with…

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More stock added to the M&S range of clothes for kids with special needs!

You might need to be quick if the sales of the pre-launch stock were anything to…

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Marks & Spencer launch clothing range for disabled children

There is much excitement within the Special Needs Community today as Marks and Spencer…

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