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Capturing the thoughts, fears, dreams, challenges and inspirations of everything Special Needs!

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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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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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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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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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DM Orthotics – The Benefits of Dynamic Movement Orthoses

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

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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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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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Coming soon…

The Firefly Finder We’re very excited to announce that our new Firefly Finder…

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Noah’s Rare Disease Story

You could be forgiven for thinking ‘Why us?’ if your child is diagnosed…

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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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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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Space to Change Campaign Update

Meeting with Clos-o-mat I’ve been hot on the campaign trail the past few weeks…

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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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The GoTo Shop

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

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Space to Change Update

​Today’s blog post is a Space to Change update from Campaign Champion, Claire…

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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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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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