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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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Please Don’t Forget Me

I have realised since having my baby that people seem to have drifted away. I know…

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Top Tips for Making a Hospital Stay More Comfortable for Parents of Disabled Children

I consider myself rather lucky because although William has had his fair share of…

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by Laura Moore
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Fairytale of a Special Needs Christmas

It’s Christmas week babe,In our wild house,

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by Ger Smyth
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Special Needs Families: Tis the season

If you are like me, you are very very excited about the upcoming seasons and activities…

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Suzie’s Toilet Time: A review

Toileting is a big thing in our house. I am in possession of a small girl working…

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by Jane Scott
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We deserve more!

One of the many things I struggle with, is being a step-parent

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Fall Fashion for the Child with Special Needs

Wondering what you should put on your child's wardrobe shopping list this Fall?

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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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by Laura Moore
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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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by Brittney Baumgartner
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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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by Mark Arnold
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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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by Miriam Gwynne
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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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