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A Few Tips for Flu Season

This time of year is always scary. Flu season. This year already it has caused the…

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Silver Linings

I am so fed up of having a disabled child being deemed as a negative thing and so…

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Dear Mr Cameron

Dear Mr Cameron Congratulations. I’m not a Conservative voter, and I must admit…

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The Beauty of Communication: Special Needs Parenting

I remember clearly as if it were yesterday, hearing the little cries of the other babies…

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by Rebecca Toal
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Accidental Advocate

When I became a parent to a child with special needs, I also became an accidental…

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In The School of Life, My Boy is an Honor Student

It is days like today that I want to close the car door and just sit in the quietness…

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Her Ballet Slippers

If you were to walk into the living room of my home, you would see things typical…

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Parents Know Best

Over the last couple of years, I have become friends with many parents who have children…

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What NOT to do when waiting for a diagnosis

I have received great advice from other moms whose children were undergoing testing…

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How to remember absolutely everything (special needs parent-style)

If you are the parent of a child with special needs, you can quite possibly relate…

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It’s OK not to know what to say to parents whose kids have a disability

If you are a parent to a child with special needs, you’ve no doubt had your…

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by Rebecca Toal
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In Praise of Special Needs Dads

There is one group of people who are noticeably underrepresented in the blogs I read…

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by Davinia Elwood
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We’re Going Gray for May Part Two Pediatric Brain Tumor Resources

Even though childhood brain tumors are somewhat rare, when your child is diagnosed…

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All about a bed

In the beginning there was sleep. Far too much of it as it turns out. At the time…

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Special Needs Parenting - Dealing with Guilt

Being a special needs mama, I have dealt with many ‘what if?’ questions.

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by Rebecca Toal
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Together for short lives

When every moment counts, the constant fighting, medications, therapies and strain…

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When the Changing Places toilet is known as the ‘Shower Room’

​Hello Alastair, Firstly I’d like to apologise for the delay in sending this…

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We’re Going Gray For May

When my daughter, Bethany was diagnosed with a brain tumor, it came as a bit of a…

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Dear Special Needs Mom (On Mother’s Day)

Dear Special Needs Mom, Today I stood and watched you lower a ramp from your vehicle,…

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by Stacy Warden
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Mothers, unite!

I can’t possibly be the only Mum who has noticed this; our children and families…

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by Carolyn Voisey
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Fear of Failing

Today things have all come to a head somewhat. A week after Sam’s first EPC…

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by Carolyn Voisey
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Bring the world to me!

Over a decade of teaching children with severe learning difficulties and two and…

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by Joanne Brown
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4 Top Travel Tips for Parents of Kiddos with Special Needs

We recently took our first big trip with both kids, on an airplane, to Florida for…

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by Angelyn Harrenstein
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Fun, not therapy

My daughter, Miss Z, has multiple disabilities.  She can’t sit independently,…

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The quick way to avoid internet scare stories

Recently, I made a decision. Until the end of my pregnancy, I am done with the Internet,…

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by Telina Knight
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Finding Your Place in the Dark – Getting the Right Information as an SN Parent

Picture this: You are placed in a pitch black room that you have never been in before…

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Solving the back-to-work dilemma

When we received Oliver's diagnosis, I had no idea that I was also receiving…

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by Brittney Baumgartner
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Making Provisions

As my father will attest there was a point – when I was 6 or 7 – when…

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Here’s my secret weapon for surviving long hospital visits…

Oliver has had countless tests throughout his life so far. For every test, we always…

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Special needs parenting: “I could never do what you do”

I am a trained nurse. However, I’ve chosen to hang up my nursing hat for a…

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5 Things this Special Needs Mom Will Never Say

This illness has been a blessing in disguise - It is my opinion that no parent…

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