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My name is Orla, married to Shane. Also affectionately known as Mummy to Ruairi, Darragh and Eoghan
We spend a lot of time focusing on the positives and accepting that this is our "normal".
by Ceri-Ann Brown on 23rd August, 2017
School holidays are one of those marmite subjects between special needs families…
by Laura Moore on 22nd August, 2017
The official changing places campaign has been running for over 10 years and we currently…
by Firefly Community on 21st August, 2017
“Hi, I’m Heidi’s Mum”. That’s pretty much my standard…
by Sarah Kay on 18th August, 2017
In today’s world, an act of kindness is appreciated now more than ever.
by Jodi Shenal on 18th August, 2017
I do know where the ‘obsession’ came from. I am not sure I would call…
by Ger Smyth on 18th August, 2017
In this episode of the Firefly Community Podcast Chris narrates one of our popular…
by Firefly Community on 17th August, 2017
Does the ‘real world’ only apply to non-disabled people?
by Angela Kelly on 17th August, 2017
This is our second summer having a wheelchair.
by Ger Smyth on 16th August, 2017
A radar key is an extremely large key which will unlock over 10,000 “accessible”…
by Firefly Community on 16th August, 2017
Slightly random title for a special needs blog isn’t it? Let me explain.
by Sarah Kay on 15th August, 2017
11 months old and my daughter has taught me more than I have learnt in my life.
by Rebecca Shayler-Adams on 12th August, 2017
SUMMER…A season of sunshine, relaxation and family outings.
by Jodi Shenal on 11th August, 2017
In a few weeks my beautiful first-born child will start school. My precious boy.
by Laura Rutherford on 11th August, 2017
While I am unsure if you readers in the U.K. shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale…
by Angelyn Harrenstein on 11th August, 2017
It’s not because I’ve got anything against Nick Knowles, quite the opposite…
by Sarah Kay on 10th August, 2017
Changing places change lives.
by Firefly Community on 10th August, 2017
by Firefly Community on 9th August, 2017
There are so many things that businesses need to do to be accessible for everyone,…
Some days are easier than others to navigate through, when you have a nonverbal child.
by Jodi Shenal on 8th August, 2017
Clos-o-mat are one of the UK’s leading suppliers of equipment for changing…
by Firefly Community on 8th August, 2017
Special needs parents are met with a host of daily complications so when we come…
by Stacy Warden on 7th August, 2017
As it is World Breastfeeding Week, I thought I would write a little bit about my…
by Rebecca Shayler-Adams on 4th August, 2017
It is estimated that at least 1 in 260 people in the UK require an adult sized changing…
by Firefly Community on 4th August, 2017
Now that Amy is a sizeable child days out are becoming more of a challenge when it…
by Ceri-Ann Brown on 4th August, 2017
Health & Beauty
A couple of years ago I faced some sudden and unexpected health issues.
by Angelyn Harrenstein on 4th August, 2017
In this episode of the Firefly Community Podcast Anna narrates one of our popular…
by Firefly Community on 3rd August, 2017
Our son with special needs will be turning four years old in just a couple of weeks.
by Angelyn Harrenstein on 3rd August, 2017
There are so many fun things going on during the summer holidays which many families…
by Firefly Community on 2nd August, 2017
The BS8300 is the British Standard that deals with accessibility in buildings which…