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Jane Ashton

I live in Bolton in the UK and am mum to Oscar, a happy four-year-old who has Cerebral Palsy with Cystic Periventricular Leukolomalcia, meaning he can't stand, crawl, walk or talk.

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7 Money Saving-Tips for a Budget-Friendly Special Needs Christmas

Christmas is expensive. Raising a child with additional needs is very expensive.…

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Look After Yourself - Raising a Child with a Disability

‘Jane, watch your back!’ I had a feeling I was being watched but didn’t…

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Special Needs Parenting: Help! How do I answer that next awkward question?

Sometimes people say things or ask questions about Oscar and I still don’t…

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Special needs parenting: Hooray for Mr Tumble!

‘Take your finger and touch your nose. Blink three times and off it goes….’…

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My son is almost ready for a hoist - why is it so hard to accept?

This year we are going to be having some adaptions done to our bungalow to make it…

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Communication Breakdown: The Stress and Guilt of Having a Non-Verbal Child

I think the thing I find hardest about Oscar’s condition is the communication.…

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Great Sensory Apps for Kids with Special Needs

As well as being diagnosed with cerebral palsy, Oscar is also visually impaired.…

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