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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.
I see women around me who bring up their children with warmth, care and affection.
by Zowie Kaye on 8th March, 2018
The Story of Jess Chippendale
by Laura Moore on 8th March, 2018
International Women's Day grew out of the labour movement to become a UN-recognised…
A wheelchair adapted vehicle has made life easier for our family.
by Laura Moore on 6th March, 2018
As Disabled Access day approaches, I would sure love to bring attention to our changing…
by Brittney Baumgartner on 6th March, 2018
“We didn’t realise we were making memories, we just knew we were having…
by Emily Sutton on 6th March, 2018
Who is She? She is the one we seek comfort from.
by Ger Smyth on 5th March, 2018
A facebook friend of mine recently posted a link to an interview with a woman who…
by Rebecca Toal on 28th February, 2018
Tesco's motto is every little helps. It’s a particularly apt motto if you're…
by Laura Rutherford on 28th February, 2018
One of the lesser known eating disorders is ARFID (avoidant/restrictive food intake…
by Emily Sutton on 28th February, 2018
I was supposed to be on a flight this morning to America.
When my daughter was born in 2015, I knew my world would never be the same. …
by Guest Bloggers on 27th February, 2018
rare ADJECTIVE (of an event, situation, or condition) not occurring very often.
by Emma Murphy on 27th February, 2018
Officially, a disease is classed as rare if it affects fewer than 1 in 2,000 people.
It’s funny how one day a year we are supposed to shout from the rooftops about…
by Ger Smyth on 23rd February, 2018
I have a son with extraordinary needs, special needs.
by Melissa Schlemmer on 23rd February, 2018
This month we are celebrating Rare Disease Day.
by Rebecca Shayler-Adams on 23rd February, 2018
For most people, seeing That episode of Blue Planet 2 was probably the first time…
by Carolyn Voisey on 23rd February, 2018
When I was pregnant with my first child, people warned me not to be a Mum whose baby…
by Rebecca Shayler-Adams on 22nd February, 2018
Parenting is… TOUGH, isn’t it? Parenting a child with extra physical,…
by Rebecca Toal on 21st February, 2018
I always want to see the good in people; irritatingly, I have often been disappointed.
by Carolyn Voisey on 21st February, 2018
‘Good friends show their love in times of trouble, not just in times of happiness’…
by Emily Sutton on 19th February, 2018
I grew up as one of four children. There were times when we were best friends and…
by Miriam Gwynne on 19th February, 2018
This time of year is always scary. Flu season. This year already it has caused the…
by Melissa Schlemmer on 16th February, 2018
I am so fed up of having a disabled child being deemed as a negative thing and so…
by Rebecca Shayler-Adams on 16th February, 2018
Because I want to get off. 2016 was brutal and its friend 2017 has not been pleasant…
by Carolyn Voisey on 16th February, 2018
As we all know, with the new year comes the dreaded reset on insurance deductibles.
by Brittney Baumgartner on 15th February, 2018
Can I ask you a question?
by Miriam Gwynne on 14th February, 2018
It takes a village. A tribe. A family. Raising a child with special needs isn’t…
by Melissa Schlemmer on 14th February, 2018
It was once a day where you rushed through the front door, waving your handmade masterpiece…
by Ger Smyth on 14th February, 2018