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Special Needs

Real life stories, issues and experiences of day to day life by parents and healthcare professionals.

Christmas with Autism

Christmas time, a season of roasted chestnuts as you walk down the high street, a…

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Five things I’ve learned about epilepsy since my son’s diagnosis

1. Not all seizures are the same Prior to my son’s epilepsy diagnosis, I’d…

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Of penny pinching and asking for help

When Sam was 2yrs old I went part-time at work and it was fab I loved having more…

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by Carolyn Voisey
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The Dark Side to Special Needs Parenting

An outsider looking in might just think that our lives are doom and gloom with a…

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by Noah’s Miracle
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DM Orthotics – The Benefits of Dynamic Movement Orthoses

Dynamic Elastomeric Fabric Orthoses – DEFO’s (Lycra orthoses) were first…

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by Firefly Community
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Growing up too fast?

I had a shock today with my 7 year old daughter...I discovered underarm hair. The…

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Reaching out to other parents of kids with special needs

We had known each other once before, in school, but had lost touch for many years. …

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by Emily Barbero
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“Dear illegal parker…”

I have a square, blue card in the window of my minivan that is boldly imprinted…

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by Erika Fässler-Nelson
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Music Therapy

Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish…

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by Ursula Toner
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Cerebral Palsy Parenting & Guilt

I learned a while a go that parenthood brings a lot of different emotions and feelings;…

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by Ceri-Ann Brown
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The importance of Friendships and Social Opportunities for Children With Special Needs

Humans are social creatures!  We all needs friends and opportunities to socialize…

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The Ominous “First Year”

There is nothing in the world that can quite prepare you for the journey you embark…

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by Ceri-Ann Brown
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Graduating from Portage

​Since Twinkle was referred to early support services we have been lucky to have…

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by The Inclusive Home
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“Where’s the cripple?”

Last week, I was coming out of the shops and putting my three younger children in…

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by Fiona Russo
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Conductive Education Therapy

Conductive Education was developed by Professor András Pető. It is a systematic…

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by Ursula Toner
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Marathon

We have a Doctor who works only with children who have complex medical needs. He…

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by Joyful Journey Mom
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Conductive Education

When you’re told that your child has a disability (or several diagnoses, in…

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The Internet – A Special Needs Parent’s Best Friend

Technology never fails to amaze me. Not just the medical technology that exists that…

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by Ceri-Ann Brown
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Dolphin Therapy

Dolphin Therapy is the use of dolphins as a therapeutic resource. The therapy typically…

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by Antonia McVeigh
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All of us, son, love all of you

My son's NICU room is dark. I turned all the lights off in the bay; one lone…

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by Emily Barbero
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Ending the Stigma: Why We Should Never Stop Advocating for Our Children

Let's be real for a moment: there's still a huge stigma surrounding people…

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by Telina Knight
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Focusing on the ‘Other’ Kids - Raising a Child with a Disability

When my son Matthew started to attend school for his OT and PT three days a week…

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by Jessica Rivera
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I just want to be called ‘mama’ while he’s still my little boy

When I carried my two year-old out of his room last Saturday morning, his greeting,…

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by Emily Barbero
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Five Celebrities with Children with Special Needs

To us normal folk, celebrities seem to have it all and at times seem almost invincible…

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Cut these 5 things from the diet of kids with special needs

One of the biggest mistakes I see when it comes to parents incorporating nutrition…

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by Malorie Blake (MS, RDN, LDN)
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Your Therapy Source

My Favorite Online Resource for Occupational and Physical Therapy and Special Education…

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by Faith, Hope and Love
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Changing Places Conference 2015

If I’m completely honest I wasn’t really looking forward to the very…

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by Firefly Community
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Reflexology

What is Reflexology? Reflexology is an ancient form of therapy practised as a treatment…

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by Ursula Toner
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MT: the forgotten therapy

Our calendar is a colourful mix of codes. PT, physical therapy; OT, occupational…

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by Erika Fässler-Nelson
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Eight Phrases Banned from Our Home

1. “The kid at the mall…” Any statement that begins with this…

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by Emily Barbero
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No Longer Alone:  Finding Another SMS Family

My husband, Charlie searched through his wallet and pulled out our son’s kindergarten…

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