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I grew up as one of four children. There were times when we were best friends and…

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Five lessons my autistic daughter is learning through having a tropical fish tank

When my daughter was first diagnosed with autism three years ago this month I received…

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Special Clothing for Special People

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

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8 tips to help you get a good night’s sleep

If you have a child who is experiencing sleep challenges, it goes without saying…

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Recipe for weight gain: Strawberry Banana Smoothie

For some kids with disabilities, it can be hard to keep weight on because of trouble…

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Ideas for your Special Needs Summer Picnic

Remember the days when all you had to worry about was how many picnic ants you’d…

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Top Tips for Summer Barbecue and Food Safety

If you're anything at all like me, when you think of summer, visions of delicious…

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Recipe for weight gain: Tuna Salad with Walnuts and Raisins

Having a child who is considered underweight for his or her age can be very stressful…

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The Compassion of a Special Needs Sibling

I sat across from his teacher. I was anxious about what she was going to tell…

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The Compassion of a Special Needs Sibiling

I sat across from his teacher. I was anxious about what she was going to tell…

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Kids with Special Needs: So what? It’s just a pair of shoes!

There are a number of reasons we don’t do certain everyday things with Ethan.

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Free step-by-step guide to making the most of your Upsee

Now every parent and therapist can download a free step-by-step guide to maximising…

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Holiday Blues are Real When You Have a Child With Special Needs

Special needs parents are particularly susceptible to having a case of holiday blues. 

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Dear Husband, We’re a Special Needs Team…

Dear Husband (aka Special Needs SuperDad),

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What Happened to My Normal Life?

Wheeling Danny into the hospital for yet another procedure, I stopped to reflect…

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Look After Yourself - Raising a Child with a Disability

‘Jane, watch your back!’ I had a feeling I was being watched but didn’t…

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How to Make a Fidget: DIY Sensory Disorder Toys

As children of an occupational therapist, my kids are well-versed in the use…

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Why You MUST Accept Help - Raising Children with Disabilities

Of all the things we have adapted to in this journey the thing I least expected to…

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Three Ways to Handle Unsolicited Advice from the ‘Grandma Club’

From the moment that it became apparent that I was pregnant with Mia, I noticed that…

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Stop Freaking Out, It’s Just Her Feeding Tube - Raising Children with Special Needs

You may have seen us in the cafe, in the park, or in a restaurant. No matter the…

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Adapting Christmas Traditions for Our Daughter

We went to get our family photo with Santa yesterday. 

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The AIPAC Conference, Dallas 2014 - The Invite

Stacy reflects on the AIPAC Conference in Dallas where she spoke about her experience…

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This is the most disgusting thing you will read today

My daughter, May, is five years old. She no longer fits on those baby changing tables,…

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