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Slight crazy Yorkshire mum charting her son's autism journey. Shortlisted for BAPS SEND Newcomer Award.
No, I’m not referring here to the men and women who compete in the Paralympics…
by Carolyn Voisey on 25th April, 2018
I’ve been a mother for over 13 years now and have pulled off many a birthday…
by Rebecca Toal on 25th April, 2018
Being a carer and parent to a child can have a huge impact on your health.
by Ann Hickman on 25th April, 2018
As part of an occasional series designed to make you feel better about yourself I…
by Jane Scott on 23rd April, 2018
Do you ever find it tough to choosing the right physical activities for your child…
by Rebecca Toal on 23rd April, 2018
We all know that parenting a child with complex needs comes with its fair share of…
by Rochelle Followes on 23rd April, 2018
I’m standing at a cliff edge crying out for help for my child.
by Miriam Gwynne on 20th April, 2018
A blind person tends to have a walking aid just as someone with cerebral palsy tends…
by Zowie Kaye on 20th April, 2018
I will never forget the events of that sultry mid-summers day, both for the great…
by Mark Arnold on 19th April, 2018
Often the starting point for any organisation looking to be more inclusive of children…
by Mark Arnold on 18th April, 2018
My biggest goal for Zachariah, aside from being healthy, has got to be inclusion…
by Rochelle Followes on 17th April, 2018
The last few months have been pretty stressful.
by Rebecca Toal on 17th April, 2018
The dog: ‘man’s best friend’ as they say.
by Ann Hickman on 16th April, 2018
There’s a time and place for most things.
by Ger Smyth on 13th April, 2018
It’s been an extremely difficult few months in the Followes' residence.
by Rochelle Followes on 12th April, 2018
Shopping trips for many special needs families have been transformed throughout the…
by Firefly Community on 12th April, 2018
Having a disabled child is not always glamorous and cute.
by Miriam Gwynne on 12th April, 2018
Parents shouldn’t have to struggle to go shopping with their child.
My brother is different.
by Mark Arnold on 9th April, 2018
Sometimes people don’t see me.
by Miriam Gwynne on 9th April, 2018
Siblings eh? Where would we be without them.
by Ger Smyth on 9th April, 2018
We all have it, in one form or another.
by Ger Smyth on 30th March, 2018
I am the eldest of five children and our household was always hustle and bustle growing…
by Zowie Kaye on 30th March, 2018
Looking after my kid’s health can be a real struggle sometimes.
by Ann Hickman on 30th March, 2018
Breathe in…2….3…… and out, 2…3…4….5….6!!…
by Zowie Kaye on 29th March, 2018
Talynn Gurganus was born at 35 weeks on January 27, 2014.
by Guest Bloggers on 29th March, 2018
Will we have singing this Easter?
by Ann Hickman on 29th March, 2018
With Spring, comes good weather along with a brand new start to all the holiday celebrations!
by Brittney Baumgartner on 29th March, 2018
I've had a bit of writer's block on this post.
by Jane Scott on 27th March, 2018
Yes, the time of year for chocolate indulgence; well, this mama is well into a successful,…
by Zowie Kaye on 26th March, 2018