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Meet our Firefly Community bloggers providing you with their unique, meaningful and insightful thought pieces

Orla Freeman

My name is Orla, married to Shane. Also affectionately known as Mummy to Ruairi, Darragh and Eoghan

@ourownjourney http://oureoghanjourney.wordpress.com

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Frühförderung - über Sinn und Unsinn der frühen Förderung im Kleinkindalter

Wenn man ein Kind erwartet oder gerade eins bekommen hat, stolpert man heutzutage…

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by Stefanie Gronau
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November: Epilepsy Awareness Month

​The month of November represents different things to different people; it is the…

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I Can’t Believe My Disabled Daughter and I Actually Walked To School

I should probably start this post by saying that I have in no way been asked by Firefly…

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by Fiona Russo
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Communication Breakdown: The Stress and Guilt of Having a Non-Verbal Child

I think the thing I find hardest about Oscar’s condition is the communication.…

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by Jane Ashton
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Surviving Kindergarten: My Son Will Never Be A Failure

I've said time and time again that for kids with special needs, developmental…

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by Telina Knight
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State Tranquilli Non c’e’ Nessun Problema

Quando e’ nato Emilio,il nostro primo figlio,  un bimbo di Kg 4,150  e…

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by Antonio Caterino
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Et Pourquoi Pas une Levée de Fond?

Voilà un sujet avec lequel j’ai de la difficulté. Les levés…

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by Sylvain Côté
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¡Hágase la Música!: Los Beneficios de la Percusión Para Niños con Necesidades Especiales

La música estimula múltiples partes de nuestro cerebro y cuerpo. Pero…

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Filhos “Diferentes” e As Mudanças Nas Vidas Dos Que o Cercam

Fazemos questão, muitas vezes, de provar, através dos nossos gestos,…

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by Paula Guerra Laranjeira
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Eigentlich ist das Leben mit unserer besonderen Mausbeere gar nicht so anders als in anderen Famili

Normalerweise nehmen wir mit der Mausbeere ja nicht unbedingt an irgendwelchen Gruppen-Aktivitäten…

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by Stefanie Gronau
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Great Sensory Apps for Kids with Special Needs

As well as being diagnosed with cerebral palsy, Oscar is also visually impaired.…

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by Jane Ashton
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Tips for Positively Disciplining Special Needs Children

While disciplining your child is difficult for all parents, those with special needs…

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by Telina Knight
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The AIPAC Conference, Dallas 2014 - The Invite

Stacy reflects on the AIPAC Conference in Dallas where she spoke about her experience…

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This is the most disgusting thing you will read today

My daughter, May, is five years old. She no longer fits on those baby changing tables,…

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by Mama Lewis
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Poo-Poo and Pee-Pee and Potties, Oh My! (Toilet Training a Non-Mobile Child)

Charlie is three and a half now, and most of her little peers at kindy are independently…

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by Fiona Russo
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Thank You, GoTo Seat Owners. You Are Changing More Lives Than You Know.

If you bought a GoTo seat, then thank you. You did something very special, not just…

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“I Don’t Know How You Do It” They Say. Do What, Love My Child?

‘I don’t know how you do it’ is a phrase I hear all too often and…

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by Jane Ashton
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Yes, I’m Actually Delighted My Son Has Hit the Terrible Twos

My son started receiving Early Intervention Services when he was 7 months old. …

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by Jessica Rivera
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Le Jour où Tout a Commencé

Je m’appelle Monique, j’ai 37ans et je suis maman d’un petit garçon…

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by Monique Huchelmann
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In der ersten Zeit hätten wir die Kinderklinik schon fast als Zweitwohnsitz anmelden können…

Seit unsere Mausbeere auf der Welt ist haben wir aus unterschiedlichen Gründen…

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by Stefanie Gronau
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Fases Para Un Correcto Desarrollo del Lenguaje Oral

El desarrollo del habla es uno de los aspectos fácilmente observables en el…

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by Olga Sierra Cuadrillero
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As Vantagens Sociais do Upsee

Lembro bem minha primeira reação ao ver o vídeo que divulgava…

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by Adriana Maia
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Halloween and Special Needs Children: Making the Day SPOOKTACULAR for Everyone

Halloween. It's probably the most fun day of the year for most folks. Many Halloween-lovin'…

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by Telina Knight
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Three Secret Rules Prove Disability is Totally Normal

Lots of people talk about kids with disabilities and other ‘normal kids’.…

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by Firefly Community
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Vivre avec le regard des autres

Ma conjointe et moi avons  appris à  accepter la différence…

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by Sylvain Côté
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Nunca Podemos Deixar de Acreditar Nos Nossos Filhos Com Necessidades Especiais

O meu filho com necessidades especiais foi o meu primeiro filho. Era um sonho, uma…

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by Sara Marques dos Santos
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Three Questions That Could Only Haunt Parents of Kids With Extra Needs

I can still picture myself as the naive young woman silently judging other people’s…

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by Jessica Rivera
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Meet the Halloween Hursts: The Special Needs Family that Rocks Spooky Season

Firefly loves family participation all year round, but at this time of year we especially…

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What Happens When My Child Needs Botox Injections for Spasticity?

When I was first told my daughter needed to have Botulinum Toxin A injections (or…

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by Natalie Luckett
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