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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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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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I Hope you Dance

There is a certain amount of freedom that naturally comes with becoming a teenager.…

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IMAGINE

With access to pretty much anything you can think of available on the Internet, we…

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The redundant stair-gates

This week we have removed the stair-gates from two doorways and passed them on to…

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