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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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Halloween isn’t like it used to be

It’s just not the same. It’s not like the Halloweens of my childhood...does…

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Special Needs: The Halloween Dread

This month is Halloween. The day where children go trick or treating and dress up…

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Special Needs Families: Our Halloween

When my son was a bouncing baby I loved the pumpkin/skeleton themed romper suits…

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Waiting rooms and autism

Waiting is something both my children struggle with. 

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Why has society got such an issue with parents being carers to their own children?

'What do you do for a living?' 'I am a carer.'

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When your autistic child has no impulse control

I took my 8 year old son with me to a shop to get some basic things I needed that…

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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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Special Needs Siblings

Having 4 children is difficult, I am not going to lie. I love them with all my heart,…

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National Teaching Assistant’s Day 2017

Growing up my mum was a Teaching Assistant, I never really knew what one was but…

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National Teaching Assistants Day

Saturday 02nd September and the postman had a lovely delivery this morning, it was…

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P word preparations: Puberty!

My son is about to start year 5 primary this September; back in year 3 when we had…

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Special Needs Parenting: Back to School

The uniforms are bought and labelled, the beginning of the holidays are a distant…

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For all the misunderstood girls and women with autism

I can see that confused look when someone speaks to you and you are desperately trying…

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Special Needs Parenting: If she could tell us when she hurts

Some days are easier than others to navigate through, when you have a nonverbal child.  

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Autism the “Fashionable” Disability?

Becoming a parent of a child with a disability has been a steep learning curve.

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Special Needs Parenting: You can never research too much

We have started to consider booking up activities for the summer holidays and have…

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Sunshine is Here!

The sunshine is here at last. The dark long nights being cosied inside have changed…

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Special Needs Parents: Why won’t he say sorry?

Why won't he say sorry?! She said as she clung to me and wept...

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10 Things I am Glad my Son with Learning Difficulties Will Never Do

This is Isaac. He is almost 9 years old yet still cannot tell you his own name.

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The Top 10 Summer Stresses for Special Needs Families

At first it is lovely to not have to cope with the school run or never ending packed…

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Birthdays - Celebration or Grieving?

Another year gone by, another birthday for our child with additional needs, but how…

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Father’s Day

I owe my sanity to my husband, like really!

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Holidays and Autism

So I did something this week that I’m already starting to get anxious about;…

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She is Not a Spoilt Brat

She is not a 'spoilt brat' she is a child with serious food aversion!

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These are a Few of my Favourite Things

There are times when we all need something familiar, something that brings us comfort

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Dear Teacher

I know you are doing a wonderful job. My child goes to school happy most days and…

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Teamwork

Do you sometimes think that everything is up to you?  That if you don’t…

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When your Child is Terrified of Being on Red

Every morning I walk my chatting, bubbly girl to school and every morning I watch…

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Having Children at Different Schools

As I fill my washing machine yet again with dirty laundry I am yet again reminded…

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