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The changing places campaign is now in its 13 year, but there are still only 1104…
by Laura Moore on 25th May, 2018
I love writing blogs for Firefly.
by Ceri-Ann Brown on 24th May, 2018
Being undiagnosed does not mean your OK.
by Rebecca Shayler-Adams on 24th May, 2018
I was never an anxious person growing up. I was the quiet, laid back type who generally…
by Jennifer Arnold on 24th May, 2018
It has been just over ten years since my son Ethan was diagnosed with MPS type two;…
by Ger Smyth on 24th May, 2018
Until Sam was born I didn’t really know about children’s hospices; I…
by Carolyn Voisey on 21st May, 2018
This is the key to a day out together for my son and me.
by The Odd Sock Diary on 18th May, 2018
Family celebrations are great aren’t they?
by Mark Arnold on 15th May, 2018
I am slowly learning to take the good with the bad. It is so easy to dwell on all…
by Ceri-Ann Brown on 14th May, 2018
This year, from May 20th to May 26th, we celebrate Global Tracheostomy Awareness…
by Jennifer Arnold on 14th May, 2018
I have been on antidepressants ever since being diagnosed with depression as a teenager.
by Rebecca Shayler-Adams on 14th May, 2018
I’ve owned a Victorinox Swiss Army penknife like this since a school trip to…
by Mark Arnold on 14th May, 2018
She greeted me with a warm handshake.
by Ger Smyth on 14th May, 2018
I am fortunate to have a big family – and a close one!
by Zowie Kaye on 14th May, 2018
I always dreamed of having 2 children when I was growing up.
by Rebecca Shayler-Adams on 11th May, 2018
School teaching staff, including Teachers, Teaching Assistants and the wide range…
by Mark Arnold on 9th May, 2018
"So, is your daughter developmentally delayed then?" asked someone who…
by Ceri-Ann Brown on 8th May, 2018
by Ger Smyth on 8th May, 2018
May 15, 2018 marks this year’s observance of International Day of Families.
by Jennifer Arnold on 8th May, 2018
One of Freddie’s older siblings went through mainstream school with a diagnosis…
by The Odd Sock Diary on 8th May, 2018
Statistically there are 1 in 4 people who suffer from a mental health condition and…
by Zowie Kaye on 8th May, 2018
Have you ever been scrolling through Facebook and came across those heart touching…
by Brittney Baumgartner on 4th May, 2018
When you find you have accidentally joined the Special Needs Parents Club, a number…
by Jane Scott on 2nd May, 2018
May is Short Story Month, and we’re encouraging everyone to read and share…
by Firefly Community on 2nd May, 2018
by Telina Knight on 1st May, 2018
As a special needs parent it can be really easy to forget about our own mental health…
by Laura Moore on 1st May, 2018
April brought rain and shine, but above all else, it brought Oliver’s fourth…
by Brittney Baumgartner on 30th April, 2018
It should come as no surprise to anyone to read that when you’ve gotta go,…
by Carolyn Voisey on 26th April, 2018
When you are contacted by another family who have a loved one with the same genetic…
by Rochelle Followes on 26th April, 2018
I am a bit of a plant geek.
by Jane Scott on 26th April, 2018