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Special Needs Bloggers

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

Sally Davies

Me and my two beautiful girls

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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: Riding the Bus

Sebastian has been riding a bus to school for the past three years. He commutes to…

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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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Special Needs Parenting: When people meet my daughter

In the past, when people would stare... it used to make me feel sad. It made me want…

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How to look after your skin during winter

Arrival of winter comes with the notion to save your precious skin from getting dry…

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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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by Rebecca Shayler-Adams
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National Teaching Assistants Day

Saturday 02nd September and the postman had a lovely delivery this morning, it was…

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by Zowie Kaye
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We deserve more!

One of the many things I struggle with, is being a step-parent

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by Brittney Baumgartner
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Try this 3 Minute Breathing Meditation

Training Your Mind Last time I introduced mindfulness as a way of training the mind…

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by Will George
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Fall Fashion for the Child with Special Needs

Wondering what you should put on your child's wardrobe shopping list this Fall?

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by Stacy Warden
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Education Education Education

Once upon a time, a long, long time ago (oh OK in the ‘70s) non uniform wearing…

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by Jane Scott
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Welcome to Mindfulness for Special Needs Parents

A warm ‘Hello’ to the Firefly Friends Community! Parents, Carers and…

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by Will George
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Spend, Spend, Spend!

Despite a couple of decades out of the education system, I seem to be very susceptible…

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by Jane Scott
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Special Needs Parenting: Sleep

This post only really needed that title to probably grab your attention. If you're…

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by Ceri-Ann Brown
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P word preparations: Puberty!

My son is about to start year 5 primary this September; back in year 3 when we had…

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Special Needs Parenting: Back to School

The uniforms are bought and labelled, the beginning of the holidays are a distant…

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Sensory Saturday

Our son attends occupational, physical, and speech therapy weekly. Each therapist…

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The Hinkley Team

Here we are, already in the month of September. Hard to believe, right?

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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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How to Stay Motivated about Fitness During Winter

Winter can be fun but it also slows down us a little when it comes to fitness. Some…

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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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International Day of Charity

Charity. It can feel like a dirty word sometimes.

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Playing it Safe or Brave Experiential Learning?

As the school holidays come to an end my energy levels are depleted, my patience…

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Special Needs Parenting: Appetite Problems

In our home, we really do try our best to feed our children the best and suggested.…

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by Brittney Baumgartner
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Finally Back to School

Scream it from the top of the mountains in your bathrobe, because school is back…

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Special Needs Parenting: Allowing Yourself to Go There

We recently learned our son’s hearing loss has progressed even more in the…

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by Melissa Schlemmer
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12 Great Back to School Supplies for the Child with Special Needs

It's back to school time and while some traditional school supplies are needed…

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Special Needs Family: Nowhere he would have rather been

Our family went to a pool party a few weeks ago and on our way home I texted my girlfriend…

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by Melissa Schlemmer
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Podcast: One-sided conversations with my non-verbal child

In this episode of the Firefly Community Podcast Anna narrates one of our popular…

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The Great Nappy Debate

When I heard that Loose Women would be talking about “The great nappy debate”…

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