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My name is Orla, married to Shane. Also affectionately known as Mummy to Ruairi, Darragh and Eoghan
Often the starting point for any organisation looking to be more inclusive of children…
by Mark Arnold on 18th April, 2018
My biggest goal for Zachariah, aside from being healthy, has got to be inclusion…
by Rochelle Followes on 17th April, 2018
I’m standing at a cliff edge crying out for help for my child.
by Miriam Gwynne on 17th April, 2018
The last few months have been pretty stressful.
by Rebecca Toal on 17th April, 2018
The dog: ‘man’s best friend’ as they say.
by Ann Hickman on 16th April, 2018
There’s a time and place for most things.
by Ger Smyth on 13th April, 2018
It’s been an extremely difficult few months in the Followes' residence.
by Rochelle Followes on 12th April, 2018
Shopping trips for many special needs families have been transformed throughout the…
by Firefly Community on 12th April, 2018
Having a disabled child is not always glamorous and cute.
by Miriam Gwynne on 12th April, 2018
Parents shouldn’t have to struggle to go shopping with their child.
My brother is different.
by Mark Arnold on 9th April, 2018
Sometimes people don’t see me.
by Miriam Gwynne on 9th April, 2018
Siblings eh? Where would we be without them.
by Ger Smyth on 9th April, 2018
We all have it, in one form or another.
by Ger Smyth on 30th March, 2018
I am the eldest of five children and our household was always hustle and bustle growing…
by Zowie Kaye on 30th March, 2018
Looking after my kid’s health can be a real struggle sometimes.
by Ann Hickman on 30th March, 2018
Breathe in…2….3…… and out, 2…3…4….5….6!!…
by Zowie Kaye on 29th March, 2018
Talynn Gurganus was born at 35 weeks on January 27, 2014.
by Guest Bloggers on 29th March, 2018
Will we have singing this Easter?
by Ann Hickman on 29th March, 2018
With Spring, comes good weather along with a brand new start to all the holiday celebrations!
by Brittney Baumgartner on 29th March, 2018
I've had a bit of writer's block on this post.
by Jane Scott on 27th March, 2018
Yes, the time of year for chocolate indulgence; well, this mama is well into a successful,…
by Zowie Kaye on 26th March, 2018
Epilepsy and Autism
by Mark Arnold on 26th March, 2018
“We have done the impossible and that makes us mighty.”
by Jodi Shenal on 26th March, 2018
Finding it difficult to take your little one shopping?
by Firefly Community on 26th March, 2018
We are a year away from the agreed beginning of the Brexit transition period, due…
by Mark Arnold on 23rd March, 2018
“Purple Day” may sound like a silly title given to March 26, but for…
by Jodi Shenal on 22nd March, 2018
Everybody has it.
by Brittney Baumgartner on 22nd March, 2018
“It’s nice to share”, is one of my several programmed phrases to…
by Jane Scott on 22nd March, 2018
She came into our world in December.
by Ger Smyth on 22nd March, 2018