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What Being Discharged Really Feels Like

I’m standing at a cliff edge crying out for help for my child.

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Stress Awareness and Support for Special Needs Families

Often the starting point for any organisation looking to be more inclusive of children…

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The Pressure to be a Better Person - Anxiety and Me

This month we had World Mental Health day.  I wanted to get my two cents in…

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If at first you don’t succeed - Our own personal battles with the authorities

We have just been victorious in our third giant battle against the powers-that-be,…

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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 Parents: Regrets

We don’t talk about them much, but I think most people have regrets - Mr. Sinatra…

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10 Special Needs Books to Curl Up to on a Cold Winter’s Day

As the weather changes sometimes there is nothing you'd like to do more than…

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Special Needs Parents: Accepting change

Accepting and embracing change has never been easy for me. I'm not known for…

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Special Needs Parenting: Raising a perfectionist

Last night was parent’s night at my daughter's school. She has additional…

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Fundraising: Five ways to help your favourite charity

This month there are two big fundraising campaigns which keep popping up on my social…

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Special Needs Parents: Making friends through our children’s conditions

Once upon a time we were drifting through our happy, ‘typical’ lives,…

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Special Needs: Undiagnosed is disabled

“what’s wrong with your baby?” “I don’t know”…

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Special Needs Parenting: What a difference a year makes

“He who laughs most, learns best” – John Cleese.  In September…

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Special Needs Parenting: Acceptance is key

Few of us knew about our children’s conditions before they were born and even…

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ADHD Awareness

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) affects children & teens and…

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Baby Loss Awareness: Our Darling Daughter

A single heartbeat,  Constant tears,   There wasn’t enough, …

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Special Needs Families: He is 1 in 1000

On average, in the United States, spina bifida occurs in 0.4 per 1000 births. 

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The stigma of mental health

I recently told someone that I had depression and that is why I wanted to raise awareness…

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World Mental Health Day - Anxiety

Hi...my name's Zowie; I am a full-time mother and wife, a Financial Crime Analyst…

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Benefits of Massage for Children with Special Needs

Does your child have difficulty winding down at bedtime or staying asleep? 

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Special Needs Parents: Loneliness

As a mother to a child with extraordinary needs, I am busy.

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by Melissa Schlemmer
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Disability Assistance Dogs

Several months ago, I spent hours one morning calling and emailing all the disability…

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Autism: Changing Seasons

I remember when I was about 6 and was sent to bed as it was 8 o’clock and past…

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Suzie’s Toilet Time: A review

Toileting is a big thing in our house. I am in possession of a small girl working…

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Special Needs Parenting: When people meet my daughter

In the past, when people would stare... it used to make me feel sad. It made me want…

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Special Needs Parenting: Sleep

This post only really needed that title to probably grab your attention. If you're…

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Sensory Saturday

Our son attends occupational, physical, and speech therapy weekly. Each therapist…

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Special Needs Parenting: Appetite Problems

In our home, we really do try our best to feed our children the best and suggested.…

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How to Survive Back to School

If like us the school holidays are a juggle of summer schemes, grandparents, childminders…

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by Claire Smyth
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Special Needs Parenting: How to survive the change in seasons

I feel like summer arrived and left in one day this year and already autumn has set…

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Special Needs Families: What you really say when you tell your child you are sorry!

It’s the summer holidays and for many parents this can be a really difficult…

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