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Home from Home

Until Sam was born I didn’t really know about children’s hospices; I…

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Public Inconvenience

This is the key to a day out together for my son and me.

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Teacher’s Day: The Specialists

One of Freddie’s older siblings went through mainstream school with a diagnosis…

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Mental Health Awareness Month

Statistically there are 1 in 4 people who suffer from a mental health condition and…

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by Zowie Kaye
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National Sibling Day

I am the eldest of five children and our household was always hustle and bustle growing…

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Washing Your Hands - Sounds Simple, Right?

Looking after my kid’s health can be a real struggle sometimes.  

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by Ann Hickman
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Purple Day

 Epilepsy and Autism

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From A Mother To Her Mother

There really is nothing like becoming a mum.

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by Ann Hickman
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A Letter to the Mother of my Children

To the mother of my children,

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by Rebecca Shayler-Adams
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Learning Social Cues

I was watching a documentary about Autism, and it got me thinking back to my boy.

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When your child’s mental health is a concern

If there was one thing I wished people could understand about mental health it would…

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Groundhog Day

I recently watched the film Ground Hog Day. If you haven’t watched the film,…

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Resolutions for the New Year

Out with 2017 and in with the brand new 2018.

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Dear Bullies

You were cruel to my son recently, I addressed this with school but you and your…

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Realising her Brother is Different

I was walking both my children to the local shop when I snapped this pic. I was hoping…

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The Time was Right: Telling my son about autism

I had this perfect plan in my head of how I would tell my son about his autism diagnosis. 

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Special Needs Family Resolutions

I realised that I have never had a New Year’s Resolution. 

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Three New Year’s Resolutions that would help my family

Yes I’m afraid it’s yet another blog about those silly New Year’s…

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by Miriam Gwynne
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Resolutions of a 40 year old Special Needs Mom

Sure, I need to drink more water, exercise more frequently, and eat less sugar…Who…

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Special Needs Parenting: As seen on TV

Life is busy. It’s not always easy for couples to find uninterrupted time…

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Special Needs Families: HO HO H…….Ohhhhhh No!!

We love Christmas in the Kaye household. 

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Special Needs Parenting: A Christmas Wish

I love Christmas. The food, the decorations, the general cheer. 

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Why I wish toy manufacturers would stop having ages on toys

I am afraid I need a bit of an emotional rant. You see there is something that really…

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Christmas with Autism

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

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by Rebecca Shayler-Adams
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Holiday Cheer vs Holilday Stress

It starts to creep up on me as October begins…I feel it rising as store shelves…

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by Jodi Shenal
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The Boy Who Hates Birthdays

It was the night before my twins 9th birthday and I was busy building playmobil,…

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When Autism Requires you to Parent Differently

Yes this is a picture of my son eating his dinner while sitting on a windowsill. Hardly…

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by Miriam Gwynne
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Slot Machine Heaven

I have two children the same age but who could not be more different. 

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World Kindness Day

Of all the traits I wished upon and try to bestow in my child – kindness is…

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Mastering Life, One Skill at a Time

Life Skills.  Those two words have been hammered into my mind time and again…

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Special Needs Families: Surrounded

It was a Friday morning and I was lying in a hospital bed watching the clock moving…

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