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Special Needs Bloggers

Meet our Firefly Community bloggers providing you with their unique, meaningful and insightful thought pieces

Greg Lewis

Husband, Father, Social Worker and Nerd. On the rollercoaster-ride that is being a special needs parent.

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Purple Day

 Epilepsy and Autism

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The Impossible

“We have done the impossible and that makes us mighty.” 

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US Parents Need The GoTo Shop

Finding it difficult to take your little one shopping? 

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Disability and Brexit

We are a year away from the agreed beginning of the Brexit transition period, due…

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What “Purple Day” Means To Me

“Purple Day” may sound like a silly title given to March 26, but for…

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Finding His, “Thing”

Everybody has it.

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Sharing

“It’s nice to share”, is one of my several programmed phrases to…

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What Our Dog Could Teach Some Professionals

She came into our world in December. 

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World Down’s Syndrome Day

Check out our World Downs Syndrome Day Infographic, produced with our friends at Downs…

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Medicine - A Job in Itself

Medicine is a subject that I see crop up a lot on the various forums and pages I…

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World Down’s Syndrome Day 2018 Part 3

Does the Down’s Syndrome Advantage confer any benefits on other members of…

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World Down’s Syndrome Day 2018 Part 2

Are children with Down's Syndrome really easier to raise than those with other…

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Therapy

It is difficult being a luddite married to a tecnophile.

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CP Diagnosis and Hope from a Racing Driver

I remember clearly the first time that the diagnosis “Cerebral Palsy”…

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World Down’s Syndrome Day 2018 Part 1

World Down’s Syndrome Day takes place every year on 21st March.

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Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month

What my Daughter has Taught me in 4 Years

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Temporary Changing

Temporary changing place toilets have their place, but they should never be a permanent…

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Spring Clean

I love this time of year.

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Stopping To Admire The View On A Tough Journey

I was recently walking the dog up a very steep hill.

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From A Mother To Her Mother

There really is nothing like becoming a mum.

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Snow Days

Or should that be “SN-oh! Days”, for those, like us, who have a child…

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Blogger’s Block

I haven’t blogged for a while.  I had a second child, and spent a year…

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Mum’s the Word

My life changed when I became a mum. 

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Mother’s Day

Mother ~ They walk among us daily.

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A Letter to the Mother of my Children

To the mother of my children,

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Thank-You Mum

For me, the saying, “life doesn’t come with a manual, it comes with a…

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I’m Ashamed That We Live In a UK that Allows This To Happen

Before I had a child with disabilities, I’m ashamed to say that I didn’t…

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Disabled Access Day?

 How About #DisabledAccessEveryday!’

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Little Steps Towards Disabled Access

Going out with my kids isn’t always easy.

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Mother’s Day (UK)

I see women around me who bring up their children with warmth, care and affection. 

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