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Special Needs Bloggers

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

Robert Stanley

I am a 27 year old father to a special needs child. I run a small business and work a full time job to provide for his medical needs.

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Être nouveau parent pour la première fois une nouvelle fois!

C’est une drôle de réalité  que nous vivons depuis…

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by Sylvain Côté
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Getting Around With a Disabled Child Never Gets Easier

We have not long come back from a very cold, wet and windy weeks holiday in the Lake…

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by Jane Ashton
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Sebastian’s Journey with Epilepsy

Sebastian is six and a half years old. When we were living in Cairo he was first…

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Three Novels Every Parent of Special Needs Children Should Read

If you're like me, reading is an escape but also a learning experience. There's…

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by Telina Knight
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5 Disability Devices That Don’t Look Like Disability Devices

I bought Bella a little pair of Wheelchair Gloves a few weeks ago. They are black…

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by Natalie Luckett
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800 seizures a day: Epilepsy, our story

My daughter, May, was born with a severe brain injury. She had seizures every day,…

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by Mama Lewis
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Epilepsy: The Forest Fire

Shauneen is mum to Aaron and Adam. Aaron is 9 and Adam is 3.  Today’s…

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A Letter to My Daughter

Dearest Charlie, We knew you’d be called ‘Charlie’ from the moment…

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by Fiona Russo
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Five Amusement Parks That Are Perfect for Special Needs Families

With the holiday season quickly approaching, many families are planning trips to…

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by Firefly Community
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Epilepsy: The Sneak

Our story begins when Thomas was 9 days old. He was born 6 weeks early and everything…

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by Minding Thomas
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Playpak: Fun and Therapy on the Go

Say hello to Playpak, a whole bag of possibilities. It is a Portable Activity Kit that…

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Atendiendo De Forma Temprana Las Necesidades Especiales De Nuestros Hijos

Cuando nuestro niño ha recibido un determinado diagnóstico o presenta…

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by Olga Sierra Cuadrillero
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5 Simple Homemade Toys for a child with Cerebral Palsy

Children find fun in some very weird and wonderful things.

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by Caro Robbertze
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E Quando Não Havia As Terapias No Meu País Para O Meu Filho, Abri Um Centro De Reabilitação

Aos três anos do meu filho, depois de recorrermos a vários métodos…

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by Sara Marques dos Santos
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Manche Eltern von besonderen Kindern fühlen sich oft einsam - es kann aber auch ganz anders sein!

Kürzlich las ich in einem sozialen Netzwerk, dass sich eine Mama seit der Geburt…

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by Stefanie Gronau
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Epilepsy: The Jigsaw Destroyer

Today’s post on Epilepsy comes from guest blogger, Dawn Cameron. Dawn is mum…

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by Firefly Community
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Epilepsy Series - Number 1

​In this, the first of our Epilepsy Awareness series, we are sharing a post from…

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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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by Firefly Community
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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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by Katywska Alegre
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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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