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Epilepsy and St Valentine’s Day

Do you think that St. Valentine’s Day is just one of an increasing number of…

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Vulnerability

Realising just how vulnerable my son really is and realising how much we need a suitable…

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Why I hate being a special needs mum!

I hate being a special needs Mum...there I said it...shocked?

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How to Make a Fidget: DIY Sensory Disorder Toys

As children of an occupational therapist, my kids are well-versed in the use…

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Thank You For Treating My Daughter Like A Superstar

Something happened to me today that squeezed my heart so tightly, and left me filled…

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Special Needs Family Life: Moving House

We’ve reached that point when we need to move house, not because we particularly…

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Pramhead - Find the perfect Special Needs Buggy or not!

There’s a well known website I wish I’d known about years ago called…

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Special Needs Bloggers: Interview with Emily Heaton

Through their blog posts we share in the lives of our Firefly Garden Special Needs…

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Greener Across the Pond? Exploring Special Needs Differences Between the US & UK

They say the grass is always greener on the other side. But is it when you have a…

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A Special Needs Grandad

I want to tell you about my Dad. As well as being a brilliant Dad, he is also a rather…

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Special Needs Dad: Why He’s so Special

​Ronan was a good father figure, had a great work ethic, the breadwinner, we had…

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The Communication Diary: Let’s talk…

Do you ever feel a tinge of sorrow when you wave your child off to school, or somewhere…

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One for the Special Needs Dads…

​One for the Dads.. (This all from personal experience, I know no two families…

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For Better or Worse (in praise of Loulou’s Daddy)

When I first saw Loulou’s Daddy many years ago at University I fancied him…

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Why I Love My Father: A Special Needs Father’s Day Tribute

‘An effective father devotes himself to become an instrument and model of human…

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12 Tips for Special Needs Dads

​A little disclaimer before we get cracking: I’m writing this from the perspective…

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At Home With Inclusion

If I was to categorise my three children, I could say any of the following;  I…

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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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My top 10 things to bring to hospital

On the whole we have had more than our fair share of hospital admissions, unfortunately…

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The case of the teleporting cat… and where has our crockery gone??!

A week ago saw the Big Move happen, Team Sam are now happily ensconced in our new…

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We’re Going Gray For May Part Three Making Wishes and Dreams Come True

When your child is battling a life threatening illness, going on a fun filled trip…

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Parents Know Best

Over the last couple of years, I have become friends with many parents who have children…

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Hidden cost

One of the biggest irritations to me is why everything special needs is more expensive…

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When family can’t or won’t help

We’ve been very lucky since Sam’s arrival - my parents have been incredibly…

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Celebrating Each Milestone

One thing my daughter continually teaches me, is to celebrate each achievement no…

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Pressure

I’m so scared of getting things wrong these days. Worrying about Sam’s…

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That cringing moment when…

… you realise that you’ve forgotten an appointment. Again. Oh dear,…

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When the Changing Places toilet is known as the ‘Shower Room’

​Hello Alastair, Firstly I’d like to apologise for the delay in sending this…

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Fear of Failing

Today things have all come to a head somewhat. A week after Sam’s first EPC…

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Bring the world to me!

Over a decade of teaching children with severe learning difficulties and two and…

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