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Special Needs

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

Does the UK lead the way when it comes to Changing Places?

The official changing places campaign has been running for over 10 years and we currently…

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Special Needs Parenting: When did I stop introducing myself as me?

“Hi, I’m Heidi’s Mum”. That’s pretty much my standard…

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Special Needs Vacations: Love the US but Live in the UK

We visit my mum in the USA every year staying for up to a month on occasions. Our…

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Firefly Loves Seenin

Everyone loves going shopping right?

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Accessible Summer Festival in Bury, North England

Consider this a public service announcement from Firefly!

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Gear Up to Get Cycling

Whether you enjoy being outside in the fresh air, the wind blowing in your hair,…

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Summer for the Hinkleys

School has finally wrapped up for my oldest son, Aaden, who just graduated fourth…

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Just a Kid Watching Other Kids on YouTube

Yes, my three year old can master my iPhone and click open Youtube Kids to watch…

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Holidays and Autism

So I did something this week that I’m already starting to get anxious about;…

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These are a Few of my Favourite Things

There are times when we all need something familiar, something that brings us comfort

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5 Things I Would Like People to Know

As far as anyone knows we’re a nice, normal family… so stated the sign…

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The Great Clear Out

There is one thing I pretty much loathe doing.

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Ahh…Someone’s Coming to Visit!

A humorous look in the mind of a special needs mum when a professional is coming…

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Woods and Trees

So, I may well have waxed lyrical about how it doesn’t actually matter to me…

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10 More of the Most Positive and Supportive Things Said to Special Needs Parents

We asked you, ‘What is the most positive or supportive thing anyone said to…

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Surprising me Every Day

Being punched in the nose, having your cheeks wiped with saliva hands and all the…

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10 of the Most Positive & Supportive Things Said to Special Needs Parents

We asked you, ‘What is the most positive or supportive thing anyone said to…

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Happy Birthday Oliver

April 11th, my little man Oliver celebrated his third birthday!

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With Friends Like These

The internet is a very valuable tool for parents like us, not just for research purposes…

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Does the Age you Achieve Actually Matter?

Did you know universities actually seek 'mature students' and some employers…

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Special Needs Parenting: Is this as good as it gets?

I’ve had a feeling for a while now – this is as good as it gets.

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Confessions of Special Needs Parents

From the ForumReal life confessions from special needs parents…

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An Upgraded Easter

As some of you may remember, Oliver started playing sports for a local organization…

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Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

This week we got the news that the Council are happy with the plans for Sam’s…

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Thank you, Occupational Therapists!

As some you may already know, April is Occupational Therapy Month. We’ve been…

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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

I am advised that April the 7th is "World Health Day". This makes…

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Product Review: EazyHold Grips

I saw an advert a few months back asking Firefly followers to review the Eazyhold…

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Have you ordered your max card?

The Max Card is designed to make days out more financially accessible for foster…

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April Fools

April the first is known as a day for spreading practical jokes and hoaxes. Sadly…

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Just Why Are There So Many Special Needs Blogs?

It’s a valid question for the genuinely curious.

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