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Special Needs

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

A Friend in Need is a Friend Indeed

‘Good friends show their love in times of trouble, not just in times of happiness’…

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3 Ways to Help Siblings Bond when One has a Disability

I grew up as one of four children. There were times when we were best friends 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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by I Love Your Brain
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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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National Trust - A lovely family day out

We had the children’s cousin come to stay this weekend and we were lucky with…

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by The Inclusive Home
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Stockholm Syndrome

As the parent of a child with complex medical needs, I’ve spent a lot of time…

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Adapting is good… or is it?

So, we had our OT visit for the disability facilities grant. And I will admit I hated…

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by Carolyn Voisey
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Inclusion or Not?

I have some wonderful friends who parent children with special needs. They are strong,…

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Not Every Disability is Obvious

“Not every disability is obvious.” I wanted to wear that quote around…

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Keeping Friends After the Diagnosis

“SMS is not going to define our family.” That was our, okay my, mantra…

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What to get for the child who has everything

On 15th April my little miracle celebrates his 4th Birthday. 4 years. How on Earth…

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by Carolyn Voisey
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Changing gear

So far, March has been busy/chaotic/stressful… even more so than usual! After…

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Unpacking Special Needs Feelings

I was cleaning up our basement, a disaster really of piles that just need to be sold…

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Mum’s in Hospital

When Jack went into hospital for major surgery I really wasn’t expecting it…

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by Maura 5 Boys
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How long?!

So. Sam, as I have mentioned before, is a tall little dude.  And is now far…

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by Carolyn Voisey
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Hospital Appointments

So today I had a tiny insight into the world of hospitals and appointments where…

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Ending the Stigma: Why We Should Never Stop Advocating for Our Children

Let's be real for a moment: there's still a huge stigma surrounding people…

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by Telina Knight
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Meet Bjørn

Meet Bjørn, one of the Faces of the Firefly Garden The Firefly Garden wanted…

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Focusing on the ‘Other’ Kids - Raising a Child with a Disability

When my son Matthew started to attend school for his OT and PT three days a week…

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by Jessica Rivera
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I just want to be called ‘mama’ while he’s still my little boy

When I carried my two year-old out of his room last Saturday morning, his greeting,…

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by Emily Barbero
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Reflexology

What is Reflexology? Reflexology is an ancient form of therapy practised as a treatment…

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by Ursula Toner
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MT: the forgotten therapy

Our calendar is a colourful mix of codes. PT, physical therapy; OT, occupational…

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by Erika Fässler-Nelson
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Eight Phrases Banned from Our Home

1. “The kid at the mall…” Any statement that begins with this…

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by Emily Barbero
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Hippotherapy (horse-riding therapy)

This week I will focus on Hippotherapy (horse-riding therapy) What is Hippotherapy?…

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by Antonia McVeigh
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The definitive guide to talking to a special needs parent

It seems like everywhere you turn, there is another article listing five, ten even…

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by One of the Wonders
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Keeping Romance Alive

Special needs parenting has a way of chiseling away at romance.   Between…

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by Noah’s Miracle
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My son’s need to go to school matters more than traffic

My son Matthew started attending school a few weeks ago to begin his classroom-based…

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by Jessica Rivera
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Has being a Special Needs Parent made you superstitious?

Friday the 13th .... Would having a therapy or hospital appointment on Friday 13th…

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You don’t have to be a 24/7 advocate for your child’s condition

I hear the question pretty consistently.  "He is so cute -- but is…

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by Emily Barbero
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Special Needs Parents, Grief and Depression

Whether you had no idea that your child had special needs or even if you had suspected…

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Music to feed the soul

Music first entered our lives in the hospital.  Looking back on it now, I realize…

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