Why I Hate End of Term as a Parent of an Autistic Child

I love when the clocks go forward, the weather is warmer and the nights lighter,…

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Autistic Pride Day - Because He’s Worth It!

Perhaps never before has humanity lived in such a self-centred, self-obsessed, self-serving,…

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Blogger’s Block

I haven’t blogged for a while.  I had a second child, and spent a year…

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Mother’s Day

Mother ~ They walk among us daily.

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I’m Ashamed That We Live In a UK that Allows This To Happen

Before I had a child with disabilities, I’m ashamed to say that I didn’t…

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Disabled Access Day?

 How About #DisabledAccessEveryday!’

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Little Steps Towards Disabled Access

Going out with my kids isn’t always easy.

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Wheelchair Accessible

A wheelchair adapted vehicle has made life easier for our family.

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A Better Way to Change

As Disabled Access day approaches, I would sure love to bring attention to our changing…

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Special needs families: When a tweet from a car park made me angry at Christmas

A friend recently had some difficulty parking at her local hospital. 

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Special Needs Campaigns: Why I am losing the will to fight for Changing Places toilets

You probably know me for being a prolific campaigner for changing places toilets. …

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Special Needs Campaigns: Changing Places

13.3 million disabled people require better toilet facilities.

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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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For all the misunderstood girls and women with autism

I can see that confused look when someone speaks to you and you are desperately trying…

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Does the UK lead the way when it comes to Changing Places?

The official changing places campaign has been running for over 10 years and we currently…

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Special Needs: What is the “real world”?

Does the ‘real world’ only apply to non-disabled people?

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Accessibility: What is a radar key?

A radar key is an extremely large key which will unlock over 10,000 “accessible”…

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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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Firefly Loves Seenin

Everyone loves going shopping right?

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Why Isn’t This News Worthy?

Thousands of disabled children and adults in the UK have continence issues and as…

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Special Clothing for Special People

Children and adults with special needs sometimes find conventional clothing difficult…

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Why I took a photo of myself sat on the loo… and posted it on the internet!

I’m not an exhibitionist, in fact I’d say that I’m closer to prude,…

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What does the closure of public toilets mean for the Changing Places campaign?

A recent BBC Freedom of Information request has shown that 1,782 public toilets have…

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10 things I would have done differently if I’d known my child would have special needs

I was pregnant for 37 weeks and five days. I had no idea one of the children I was…

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Choose your Weapons

A relative of mine insists on referring to Freddie (and anyone like him) as ‘a…

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Words that Doctors Should Never Say

“Your baby will likely be incompatible with life.”  “Her heart…

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Do you know what ‘ableism’ means?

As the parent of a daughter with multiple disabilities, I am gravely concerned about…

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Raising kids with special needs: More than a meltdown

​Some individuals with special needs battle with some very difficult challenges,…

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