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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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Birthday Party Tips For Kids With Disabilities…From The Parents Who’ve Been There

Birthday parties are a big deal for any child, but it’s never straightforward…

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Flying with Your Goto Seat

In theory, it’s pretty easy to book a family holiday these days. Just a few…

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Parents of Kids With Disabilities Fear for Sibling Relationships

A survey by Firefly has found that 86% of parents feel that their child’s disability…

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How do you explain bullying to a disabled child?

There’s a lot of advice available about bullying. In Firefly’s work on…

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How to find the best pet for special needs kids

As you might know, Firefly is all about special needs family participation –…

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Around the World with Sebastian: Travelling with a child with Cerebral Palsy

Sebastian is a world traveler. By the time he was 2 he had more stamps in his passport…

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What is ‘special needs family participation’, and why does it matter?

‘Inclusion’ and ‘participation’ are terms, in relation to…

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Five Things Parents of Disabled Children Wish You Knew

Every one of us has the power to ruin a stranger’s day. Usually accidentally,…

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8 Ways the 3D Printing Revolution Will Help Children with Disabilities

Disabled children can require complex and expensive equipment, often…

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It Took 10 Years To Meet My Son…But Marijuana Finally Made it Possible

Zaki was suffering from up to 200 seizures per-hour due to Doose syndrome. Some lasted…

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Fun for the Whole Family: The Special Needs Way

You might remember back when you were a child and your family participated in Friday…

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Supermarket Sweat: The Stress That Belongs Exclusively to Parents of Special Needs Kids

Making a quick trip to the supermarket is a pain sometimes. For parents of disabled…

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Is This A Step Into The Future For Cerebral Palsy Patients?

Scientists at Carnegie Mellon University have unveiled their latest project: a robotic…

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The Mouseberry and her Pink GoTo Seat

Our small family - Mum, Stefanie; Dad, Oliver, and our daughter Annika "the…

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Super Seth travels the world - Part 2 of 4

So this is Part 2 of our travel blog, if you missed Part 1 have a read. It's…

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Relationship Advice Part 3 of 3: To parents dealing with a new Cerebral Palsy diagnosis

I've been writing this blog now since Zack was born. It began as a…

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Exploring Alternative Therapies With a Special Needs Child

Already stunned parents walk out of hospitals day after day with a handful of pamphlets…

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Relationship Advice Part 2 of 3: To parents dealing with a new Cerebral Palsy diagnosis

Dealing with a new diagnosis of any kind is an indescribable event to take place.…

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A Pinch of This: Special Needs Calorie Boost & Recipes

Many children with special needs may be in the group who tend to be thin, and have…

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Super Seth Travels the World: Part 1 of 4

Over the next four months Firefly will follow an adventurous and outgoing special…

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Zack zips about in his GoTo Seat

When Zack was little going to the supermarket on my own, meant pushing him round…

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Relationship Advice Part 1 of 3: To parents dealing with a child’s new Cerebral Palsy diagnosis

Dealing with a new diagnosis of any kind is an indescribable event to take place.…

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Noah Goes Firefly

Undoubtedly it goes without saying that I'm in love with so many exciting products…

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Seb’s GoTo Adventure

Sebastian got to try out the new Firefly GoTo Seat by Leckey, size 1, which…

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A day with J and his GoTo Seat

A couple of months ago we were given an innovative new portable seat to trial by…

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Planning A Special Needs Christmas

The holiday season sometimes can require a little bit more planning when you have…

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