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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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Raising a child with special needs: Autism - our bubble.

Hey! It's me again, I'd taken a little while off from blogging whilst I learnt…

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A Perfect World from an Autism Perspective

AUTISM.  A word small word that can have such a tremendous impact on life. With…

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Raising kids with special needs: Autism was not an option

There’s a picture I keep on my bathroom mirror. 

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Special Needs Parenting: Why won’t they help us…

“Zowie did you know that you are able to claim for DLA?” – No!

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Special needs parenting: The perception of honesty

I’m in a reflective mood today after a hospital visit with my son yesterday.…

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Raising kids with special needs: The things autism makes parents do

Micro Machines many will remember as a 1980’s-1990’s craze. So it’s…

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Raising kids with special needs: Do you even know…

There was a time after the initial diagnosis where I was worried about my son’s…

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Raising kids with special needs: The day my life as a parent changed forever

It began like any other day. I was a new mom to the cutest redheaded toddler you'd…

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Autism: Diagnosis Day

​Rewind back to 13:40pm on 27/06/2012, we had been sent to the hospital canteen…

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Raising kids with special needs: Helicopter Parent equals Autism Parent

When I searched for the definition this is what came up…

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Raising kids with special needs: Multiplex families - it’s in the genes

I’m taking this one right back to the 80’s; 25-30 years ago. Not so we…

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Autism Milestones

The diagnosis was a relief in some ways, although I mourned the loss of the child…

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Sesame Street’s first character with autism!

'Julia' joins the cast of muppets as their first character with autism.

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Special needs parenting: Understanding autism - not every case is the same.

​"Oh, he has autism? Doesn't that mean he's going to be really clever…

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Thrown in at the deep end: Being a first time, young, special needs mother

​It seems a million years ago when trying to remember the ‘old me’,…

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Keeping a child with special needs safe

​I hear it from mothers of children with special needs all the time.

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Special Needs Parenting: The Judgement of Strangers

​I have often heard, and read, about special needs parents who say that they and…

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Autism - Please don’t take my sunshine away

When my son was born, he was in a really poor condition after being starved of oxygen. …

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Why my Dad is a Superdad, by Freddie

My Dad is a Superdad. My dad is a Superdad because… By Freddie aged 6.

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Not Every Disability is Obvious

“Not every disability is obvious.” I wanted to wear that quote around…

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What I Want the World to be Know in Honor of Autism Awareness Month

I want to world to know that although it’s not without its challenges, an autism…

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Living with Homophones

Unless you live with a toddler, you do not realize just how confusing our English…

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Educational Games and Activities for Visual and Tactile Learners

Many individuals who have autism or other special needs are visual and tactile learners,…

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