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Special Needs

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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Fashion, Special Needs

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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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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Loo of the Year Awards 2015

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

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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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#barefootchallenge

​Our Facebook and Twitter news feeds are full of images of bare feet in public…

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Campaigning for better disabled toilets and changing facilities

​We’re really excited by a social media campaign driven by special needs…

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Irish Retailer Dunnes to roll out GoTo Shop Trolley

GREAT NEWS! Irish retailer Dunnes Stores have bought 230 GoTo trolley seats and will…

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Asda to get the GoTo Shop Trolley

​Congratulations to everyone who has supported the GoTo Shop trolley in #EverySupermarket…

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Check out my call for better toilet facilities on the BBC!

Today you'll find me on the BBC website campaigning for better toilet facilities.

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Hatch Hackathon

h-a-t-c-h hackathons are life-changing workshops. They are creative meetings where…

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Special Needs Campaigns: Supporting Grace’s Campaign

Have you been judged in the past? If you’ve been challenged on whether or not…

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Tesco to roll out the GoTo Shop Trolley

​Have you heard the news? 500 Tesco stores across the UK will soon have Firefly…

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Northern Ireland Hackathon

​You’re Just a Hackathon Away from Being Someone’s Hero To register…

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Why I’m campaigning for better toilet facilities!

5 and a half years ago our world changed as our beautiful little daughter arrived…

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Special Needs Families: Society is just not accessible!

I’m on my soap box. And apologies for the rant. 

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Extreme Changing: Special Needs Families

We have become quite inventive my husband and I when faced with the need to tend…

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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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GoTo Shop Trolley Dash

​For a couple of years now I’ve found taking my daughter, Lucy, food shopping…

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The Importance of Advocating for Our Loved Ones With Special Needs

Unless it effects them in some sort of personal way, the general public doesn’t…

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My rant about Toilet and Changing Facilities!

​I should start by explaining that Hadley, my little guy, is almost five years…

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Family fund saved my sanity

What is family fund? Who are they? Family fund is a charitable organisation who help…

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Good News! Tesco Tries the GoTo Shop Disability Trolley

UK retail giant Tesco will start trialling the new GoTo Shop disability…

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Special Needs Family Fun: Keeping Disabled Children Safe in Warm Weather

In countries known for their warm climates, special needs families are much better…

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Space to Change: Raising Awareness

Space to Change Champion in Northern Ireland, Claire Smyth had an amazing opportunity…

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Special Needs Family Days Out: Time for a change?

I’ve never felt the need to pay a huge amount of attention to toilets, in particular,…

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GoTo Shop Campaign

Dear Firefly Friend My son Daniel is 6, he has profound and multiple learning difficulties.…

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INCLUSIVE DESIGN

Becoming a mum to a little girl with disabilities has reignited my passion for sensible…

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Dear Mr Cameron

Dear Mr Cameron Congratulations. I’m not a Conservative voter, and I must admit…

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