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I Took My Pants Down for Disability Equality!

The changing places campaign is now in its 13 year, but there are still only 1104…

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Return of the Seizure

I love writing blogs for Firefly.

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Special Siblings

Aren’t siblings great?! I for one am so thankful for my three sibs, and for…

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World Health day 2017

So here we are, another World Health Day has come around. Do you ever wonder what…

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by Rebecca Toal
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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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by Jodi Shenal
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We Must Always Be Kind

When I was pregnant so many people said to me "get used to no sleep!!"…

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by Ceri-Ann Brown
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World Down Syndrome Day

Each year the Down’s syndrome community marks a global day of education, collaboration…

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by Hayley Goleniowska
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Letters from my Brother

He looked at me. I knew he had it.

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by Ger Smyth
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Happiness Is

Happiness is the quiet moment hidden in the blur of a busy day.

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by Ger Smyth
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International Day of Happiness

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

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International Day of Happiness: Our Bubble

Happiness is measured differently by so many people.

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by Emmy Heaton
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Smith-Magenis Syndrome Awareness Day

Jacqueline “Jackie” Huston, of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, was first in…

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I am one in four, but why do I not want to talk about it?

I am '1 in 4*' but like many other women, I don't ever talk about…

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by Laura Rutherford
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International Children’s Day

The 1st June is International Children's Day. The World Conference for the Well-being…

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by Firefly Community
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D is for…Diagnosis: Special Needs Parenting

I have a snap shot memory. 

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What exactly is Down Syndrome?

I was forty three years old when I was expecting my ninth child!

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Thank You For Being the Best Big Brother - Raising Children with Disabilities

From the day I met you, I knew you had an enormous amount of strength. You introduced…

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World CP Awareness Day 2015

World Cerebral Palsy Day is a movement of people with cerebral palsy and their families,…

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Some of the Firefly Garden’s favourite people with Cerebral Palsy

​On World CP Day, the Firefly Garden is highlighting five of our favourite people…

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We’re Going Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.  When my daughter, Bethany was…

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Disabilities and Illnesses With No Name

Your child is presenting with a set of odd symptoms, or features that are interfering…

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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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Don’t Count Me Out:  Cerebral Palsy Awareness

Cerebral Palsy is a condition that impairs muscle coordination, which is typically…

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Cerebral Palsy Parenting & Guilt

I learned a while a go that parenthood brings a lot of different emotions and feelings;…

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Special needs parenting: a ‘thank you’ to teachers and therapists

‘Bravo Mia!’ These are the words that guide me down the hall to Mia’s…

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by Erika Fässler-Nelson
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World Down Syndrome Day 2015

​Saturday 21st March, World Down Syndrome Day 2015 will be the culmination of a…

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Angelman Syndrome - Logan’s Story

To help raise awareness of Angelman Syndrome, The Angelman Syndrome Foundation has…

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Let’s talk about our mental health…

Hi, I’m a special needs mum. Oh you are too? Great, let’s talk about…

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Three Books That Teach Other Children About Disabilities

May is Short Story Month, and we’re encouraging everyone to read and share…

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World Smith-Magenis Syndrome Day

Our journey with Smith Magenis Syndrome “Don’t wipe your hands on the…

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The Inclusive Books Every Child Should Know

May is Short Story Month, and we’re encouraging everyone to read and share…

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