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Rebecca Shayler-Adams

We are just a typical family muddling along our day to day lives. 4 kids, 1 with autism, 1 with an unknown neuromuscular condition

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The Life of a Carer

When I tell people that I am a carer, they generally ask where I work. They take…

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Tough Times to get to Green Pastures

We moved into our current home 2 and a half years ago and absolutely loved it. It…

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Special Needs: The Halloween Dread

This month is Halloween. The day where children go trick or treating and dress up…

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Special Needs: Undiagnosed is disabled

“what’s wrong with your baby?” “I don’t know”…

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The stigma of mental health

I recently told someone that I had depression and that is why I wanted to raise awareness…

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Special Needs Families: Autumn is coming

The summer holidays have ended which can only mean one thing, the season is changing…

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Special Needs Siblings

Having 4 children is difficult, I am not going to lie. I love them with all my heart,…

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National Teaching Assistant’s Day 2017

Growing up my mum was a Teaching Assistant, I never really knew what one was but…

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World Physiotherapy Day

On my journey so far, even though we have had tests and numerous trips to different…

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Can charities really help the every day person?

I have always given my £10 a month to a few charities, I didn’t really…

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Things my daughter has taught me: Special Needs Parenting

11 months old and my daughter has taught me more than I have learnt in my life.

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Special Needs Parenting: Breastfeeding with oral dysphagia

As it is World Breastfeeding Week, I thought I would write a little bit about my…

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Special Needs Parenting: You can never research too much

We have started to consider booking up activities for the summer holidays and have…

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Isolated but Finally Finding my Feet

When I had my first three babies, I had a group of mummies who I met up with weekly,…

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Sunshine is Here!

The sunshine is here at last. The dark long nights being cosied inside have changed…

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The First Year of my Journey as a Special Needs Parent

This time last year I was pregnant with my 4th child, we had just started the long…

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