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Laura Rutherford

Campaigning for disabled rights and access for all. Writing. Watching too much trashy TV. Playing with my kids. Social media addict!

@LauraRutherford https://brodymeandgdd.wordpress.com/

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What is it like to parent a child with epilepsy?

Epilepsy is a condition estimated to affect more than 500,000 people in the UK, including…

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The Guessing Game

The realisation of how valuable speech is has been brought home to me in a new way…

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Reactions to the Wheelchair

As my 5 year old son Brody gets older, his disabilities become more visible to those…

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I am one in four, but why do I not want to talk about it?

I am '1 in 4*' but like many other women, I don't ever talk about…

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Why Isn’t This News Worthy?

Thousands of disabled children and adults in the UK have continence issues and as…

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Raising kids with special needs: What’s in a word?

Words can be powerful. They can bring joy. One word can change someone’s day…

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His lack of danger awareness terrifies me

Brody’s lack of danger awareness is quite frankly terrifying. It keeps us on…

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Surviving Those Bad Patches

When you’re a parent – particularly one to a child with disabilities…

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Campaign Update: Nappy provision in supermarkets

Around a month ago, I started a Change petition, asking UK supermarkets to provide…

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Nappy Provision: Special Needs Mum takes on the Supermakets

​My son Brody is 4 years old. He is an awesome little boy and despite his disabilities,…

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