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Is this a disability watershed moment?
by Mark Arnold on 22nd June, 2018
I always pause when filling out medical forms for my daughter when it comes to questions…
by Jennifer Arnold on 22nd June, 2018
I have been on antidepressants ever since being diagnosed with depression as a teenager.
by Rebecca Shayler-Adams on 14th May, 2018
I’ve owned a Victorinox Swiss Army penknife like this since a school trip to…
by Mark Arnold on 14th May, 2018
She greeted me with a warm handshake.
by Ger Smyth on 14th May, 2018
I always dreamed of having 2 children when I was growing up.
by Rebecca Shayler-Adams on 11th May, 2018
School teaching staff, including Teachers, Teaching Assistants and the wide range…
by Mark Arnold on 9th May, 2018
"So, is your daughter developmentally delayed then?" asked someone who…
by Ceri-Ann Brown on 8th May, 2018
by Ger Smyth on 8th May, 2018
May 15, 2018 marks this year’s observance of International Day of Families.
by Jennifer Arnold on 8th May, 2018
One of Freddie’s older siblings went through mainstream school with a diagnosis…
by 47 Stripey Socks on 8th May, 2018
Statistically there are 1 in 4 people who suffer from a mental health condition and…
by Zowie Kaye on 8th May, 2018
Have you ever been scrolling through Facebook and came across those heart touching…
by Brittney Baumgartner on 4th May, 2018
When you find you have accidentally joined the Special Needs Parents Club, a number…
by Jane Scott on 2nd May, 2018
As a special needs parent it can be really easy to forget about our own mental health…
by Laura Moore on 1st May, 2018
It should come as no surprise to anyone to read that when you’ve gotta go,…
by Carolyn Voisey on 26th April, 2018
When you are contacted by another family who have a loved one with the same genetic…
by Rochelle Followes on 26th April, 2018
I am a bit of a plant geek.
by Jane Scott on 26th April, 2018
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
I will never forget the events of that sultry mid-summers day, both for the great…
by Mark Arnold on 19th 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
Having a disabled child is not always glamorous and cute.
by Miriam Gwynne on 12th April, 2018