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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 Campaigns: Interview with Clos-o-mat’s Claire Haymes

Clos-o-mat are one of the UK’s leading suppliers of equipment for changing…

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Special Needs Families: 5 companies that have exceptional customer service

Special needs parents are met with a host of daily complications so when we come…

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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 Campaigns: 11 Reasons not to provide an adult sized bench and hoist

It is estimated that at least 1 in 260 people in the UK require an adult sized changing…

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Accessibility and Inclusion Shouldn’t be a Luxury

Now that Amy is a sizeable child days out are becoming more of a challenge when it…

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My Favorite Things: Beauty Edition

A couple of years ago I faced some sudden and unexpected health issues. 

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Podcast: 7 Signs of Caregiver Burnout as a Special Needs Parent

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

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My Favorite Things: Special Needs Edition

Our son with special needs will be turning four years old in just a couple of weeks.  

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Where you will find a Mobiloo this August

There are so many fun things going on during the summer holidays which many families…

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Special Needs Campaigns: What do you know about BS8300?

The BS8300 is the British Standard that deals with accessibility in buildings which…

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Special Needs Diets: 10 fun foods for pureed eaters

Flavor experimentation can be quite enjoyable for children who are pureed eaters.

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Special Needs Parenting: The trauma of change

And no, this time I’m not talking about the weather.

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Fashion

My Top Sale Tips

It’s that time of the season! One of my favourite times of the year.

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Autism the “Fashionable” Disability?

Becoming a parent of a child with a disability has been a steep learning curve.

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What does it mean to be a special needs campaigner?

Campaigner Noun A person who works in an organised and active way towards a goal.

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Podcast - 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Special Needs Dads

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

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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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Top Tips for Maintaining and Grooming your Beard

Are you new to the beard league and need some tips to groom your newly grown beard?

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Special Needs Parenting: When she’s not there

My identity as me and not just mum!

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Special Needs Parenting: Ambushed

My heart aches today. Not for any particular reason, it just does.

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Special Needs Campaign: Help us save our local respite centre

I am writing to tell you about the impending closure of NHS Nascot Lawn children's…

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Special Needs Families: 4 accessible places to have a stay-cation this summer

Going on holiday is good for the soul, I truly believe that, which is why I am always…

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Non-Toxic and Nearly Indestructible: Plants that work for you

Having plants in your home and garden is one of the best ways to bring life into…

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The things we resort to when there has been no bench and hoist

It is estimated that 1 in 260 people in the UK need an adult sized changing bench…

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The Sideline Mom

We all may see it all too often... The struggling mom on the sideline

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Special Needs Parenting: Why is she Doing This??

"Why is she doing this?"; A question I have found myself asking since Amy…

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Awards and Conflicting Emotions

And lo, we are in the summer term and it’s only a few more weeks until the…

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10 More UK Tourist Attractions with a Changing Places Toilet

We all know that one of the biggest challenges faced by families with disabled children…

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Getting in the Zone: Running & Special Needs Parenting

At the risk of sounding like a Sports Billy, I love running. I also have two children…

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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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