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Miriam Gwynne

Full time carer, mum of twins, believer of the impossible and specialist in having eyes in the back of my head! Both of my twins have autism and one, my son also has a genetic condition called Neurofibromatosis, global delay, learning difficulties and is non verbal. Despite training as teacher nothing has prepared me for the lessons mychildren teach me daily.

@GwynneMiriam http://www.faithmummy.wordpress.com

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Being sibling to a brother who has meltdowns

I left her abruptly once again, shouting back at her to 'stay right where you…

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When you don’t feel ‘enough’ as a special needs mum

By 4pm the panic was setting in. Late afternoon is the time it mostly hits.…

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Three reasons holidays are difficult for special needs families

Where do you like to go on holiday? Somewhere hot where the sun is pretty much guaranteed,…

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My delight at finding out my seven year old is just 18 months old

It is strange how things change so much when you have a child with complex needs.…

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To the child at the award ceremony who knows their name will never be called..

Ah, end of term.  Sports days, shows, school trips, report cards and of course…

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10 things I would have done differently if I’d known my child would have special needs

I was pregnant for 37 weeks and five days. I had no idea one of the children I was…

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‘Twins? I thought you only had one child?’

It can feel all too often like I have one real child and one invisible child, despite…

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Seven wonderful ways my child communicates without any words.

My son has learning difficulties, a genetic condition called neurofibromatosis and…

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Raising kids with special needs: If he never says ‘I Love You’

My child can not communicate using language. 

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Raising kids with special needs: The first sign is as good as the first word

It was a Wednesday. That much I know. I had dressed my son, made him breakfast and…

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Raising kids with special needs: Without saying a word

Birthday parties are a big deal for any child, but it’s never straightforward…

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Etre frère d’un enfant aux besoins spéciaux

Etre un enfant handicapé n’est pas chose facile à accepter. Mais…

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