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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#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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by Sarah Brisdion
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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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by Emmy Heaton
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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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“I admit it, I’m scared for my son as he grows up” - Raising a Child With a Disability

We celebrate every bit of my son’s growth and development.

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I Run 4

Through Facebook, I discovered a wonderful group which pairs runners with people…

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Coming soon…

The Firefly Finder We’re very excited to announce that our new Firefly Finder…

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Changing Places Conference 2015

If I’m completely honest I wasn’t really looking forward to the very…

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VAT Relief for Disabled Children

VAT Relief for Disabled Children Research shows that families in the UK with disabled…

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Out and about

The days are getting longer. whoop! This means, for us at least, a return to family…

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