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Nichola Norton

I am a mother to three beautiful boys. My middle son has a vision impairment and severe non verbal autism as well as other conditions. I enjoying writing about the highs, lows and love of my special family.

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Special Needs Parenting: Ticking the boxes

One thing I've found over the years is that people are given a label, but not…

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Special needs parents: I need to live forever

Being a parent of a disabled child is so many emotions all mingled in together, so…

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Battered by the Autism Storm

Sitting here by the river with pen and paper in hand (my favourite place to…

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Special Needs Christmas: Hello I’m Albert the Elf

My name is Albert and I'm an elf, yes that's right one of Santa's elves.

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Seeing the blessing in being a parent of a disabled child

Now let me say this first so you don't get the wrong idea of what I'm saying.

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A different kind of ‘All touched out’

There is a common phrase used by breastfeeding mothers

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That Kind of Autism

When it comes into the conversation that my son is autistic, a look of recognition…

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Reading my son’s eyes

When I first became a mother very nearly twelve years ago, I had all the normal concerns…

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