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

World Prematurity Day 2017

We are the forever grateful parents of an ex-premature baby.

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World Toilet Day 2017

Wow. There honestly must be a day for everything. Until about a week ago, I didn’t…

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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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My Son is Not a Lost Cause

It was our usual Saturday morning and ever since he had woken at 5:30am my non verbal…

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A Peek into the Future of an Autistic Child

I often wonder what my children are going to be like when they grow up, 

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What this 8 Year Old with Autism Wants To Do for her Disabled Brother

It had been a long week of having her brother go to hospital for an MRI to check…

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Advice for Parents of a newly Diagnosed Child with Autism

Your child has just been diagnosed with Autism. You have been up all night frantically…

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Autism Awareness

Her school are ignoring autism awareness month...and I am delighted!

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Autism Awareness Everyday

April signifies Autism Awareness Month.  When you’re a parent of a child…

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April Fools

April the first is known as a day for spreading practical jokes and hoaxes. Sadly…

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Mother’s Day

Before I became a mum I tried for a long time to get pregnant and was even told by…

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Red Nose Day

This is a well known day that has been running yearly since 1998; helping globally,…

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International Day of Happiness

Happiness – synonyms: contentment, pleasure, satisfaction, cheerfulness, merriment,…

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To the Person that Told me my Son Wasn’t Autistic

I thought getting a diagnosis would be easy. 

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Adjusting my Dreams for the Future as an Autism Mom

When I was pregnant with my first born I would spend hours thinking about his future.…

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Random Acts of Kindness

I work for a company that is a great British Institution and one of its current marketing…

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Special Needs Parenting: Ticking the boxes

One thing I've found over the years is that people are given a label, but not…

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Early Intervention

Why is it that after all of these years, I am still hearing stories from parents,…

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Battered by the Autism Storm

Sitting here by the river with pen and paper in hand (my favourite place to…

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Special Needs Parenting: ADHD medication has changed our lives

This is a subject that gets quite a lot of attention and can cause heated discussions…

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Special Needs Parenting: When your child is diagnosed and dumped

When I broke the news on my social media that my child had just been diagnosed with…

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Sensory Sundays at Chuck E. Cheese

Chuck E. Cheese known for family fun, games and delicious food has launched Sensory…

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Autism: Secondary Education - The next step

November 2016 and I have just had Cameron’s year 4 statement (Education, Health…

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Christmas with Autism: But I don’t like

There is not one part of the spectrum that is easier or harder than the other.

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Special Needs Christmas: But I didn’t ask for that

Christmas 2014 was a bit of a game changer in our household, yes we had done the…

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How ‘Elf on the Shelf’ has helped my daughter with autism

Last year my Facebook was full of antics by little elf.

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A different kind of ‘All touched out’

There is a common phrase used by breastfeeding mothers

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