Special Needs

Special Needs

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

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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Special Needs Parenting: When people meet my daughter

In the past, when people would stare... it used to make me feel sad. It made me want…

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Special Needs

Space to Change Toilets make great business sense

If you are a regular reader of Firefly blogs you will probably already know the reasons…

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Special Needs Families: Why don’t you want us in your city?

Dear Winchester City Council, We visited your beautiful city last weekend...

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by Sarah Brisdion
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I am THAT mum now

I am that mum that goes to every venue shamelessly sussing out what is and isn't…

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by Ceri-Ann Brown
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The GoTo Shop Cart is now available in the US!

A cart that transforms shopping trips for special needs families.

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When a trolley is much more than a vehicle to put your shopping in

I have always said if I never had to eat and feed my family I would be a millionaire!…

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Tesco to crackdown on shoppers parking in disabled bays

Firefly Community welcomes the news that Tesco is to crackdown on shoppers parking…

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by Firefly Community
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Why Isn’t This News Worthy?

Thousands of disabled children and adults in the UK have continence issues and as…

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by Laura Rutherford
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Attract more customers by making ‘Space to Change’

Making better use of existing toilet space could help grow your customer base.

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Why I took a photo of myself sat on the loo… and posted it on the internet!

I’m not an exhibitionist, in fact I’d say that I’m closer to prude,…

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by Sarah Brisdion
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Please Quit Using the Disabled Community in Your Political Campaign!

Social media and news outlets are saturated at the moment with opinions about the…

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by Stacy Warden
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Family Outings and Accessibility

As Zachariah is getting bigger and heavier I am beginning to get more and more concerned…

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Space to Change for Portsmouth Port Customers

Well done Portsmouth International Port! It has become one of the most inclusive…

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by Firefly Community
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Marks & Spencer to launch ‘Easy dressing’ school-wear range

Marks & Spencer is yet again responding to the needs of special needs parents…

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by Firefly Community
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The day I dropped my son

'I don’t know if it was lack of sleep or that I’d not dried the floor…

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Marks & Spencer trial the GoTo Shop Trolley

We're delighted to learn that Marks & Spencer in Eastbourne is currently…

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Out of the Box Campaign

Out of the Box is a campaign for the co-ordinated care of disabled children who do…

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Space to Change for Cornwall Services

One of Britain’s newest service stations, Cornwall Services is doing…

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What does the closure of public toilets mean for the Changing Places campaign?

A recent BBC Freedom of Information request has shown that 1,782 public toilets have…

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Space to Change Wheelchair Accessible Toilets

The advent of a new concept in ‘away from home’ accessible toileting…

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Longdown Activity Farm Opens Accessible Changing Room

Having been approached by local campaigning mum Sarah Brisdion, Longdown Activity…

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by Sarah Brisdion
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Campaign Update: Nappy provision in supermarkets

Around a month ago, I started a Change petition, asking UK supermarkets to provide…

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by Laura Rutherford
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Marks & Spencer launch clothing range for disabled children

There is much excitement within the Special Needs Community today as Marks and Spencer…

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by Firefly Community
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GoTo Shop Trolleys now available in almost 400 Asda stores across the UK

Amazing news...Almost 400 Asda stores across the United Kingdom now have a Firefly…

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Nappy Provision: Special Needs Mum takes on the Supermakets

​My son Brody is 4 years old. He is an awesome little boy and despite his disabilities,…

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by Laura Rutherford
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Loo of the Year Awards 2015

Getting in front of the right people is so important when campaigning for change.…

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by Sarah Brisdion
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My #barefootchallenge

No one likes a public toilet do they? I know this because when we find a nice one…

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Special Needs Parenting: Flash Forward

All any of us want for our children – I think – is that they grow up…

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