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Decisions

It is mentioned over and over.  It is put into conversation with doctors, physiologists…

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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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Global Developmental Delay

Our son is diagnosed with global developmental delay.

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Is there ever a right time?

So, we have our meeting coming up with the Consultant to discuss Zachariah’s…

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My Son is Not a Lost Cause

It was our usual Saturday morning and ever since he had woken at 5:30am my non verbal…

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Keeping you and your Little ones Safe When travelling

Every time I contemplate having to travel by airline with my son's wheelchair…

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I would be Lost without mum: Special Needs Parenting

I am acutely aware that not everyone has a Mum prepared to drop everything to help,…

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Special Needs Parenting: Find the Ability in Disability

I was recently approached by someone who told me they were praying for Zachariah,…

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In Defence of the Stay at Home Mum

Negative assumptions are something I have come to expect. Nevertheless I am still…

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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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Find the Ability in the Disability

I was recently approached by someone who told me they were praying for Zachariah,…

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The Future of Us

It amazes me that of all places, pivotal, life affirming moments continue to find…

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Don’t Be Scared

He may look small, but his size does not set him back. He may look fragile, but his…

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World Down Syndrome Day

Each year the Down’s syndrome community marks a global day of education, collaboration…

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To the Person that Told me my Son Wasn’t Autistic

I thought getting a diagnosis would be easy. 

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Epilepsy Doesn’t Care

Epilepsy doesn’t care that you have planned a lovely day out. Epilepsy doesn’t…

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It’s Not A Secret

It's not a secret that you can't walk Although we truly believed you would

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by Emily Sutton
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Special Needs Parenting: The newness of things

Today, meteorlogically at least, is the last day of winter… in order to make…

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The Guessing Game

The realisation of how valuable speech is has been brought home to me in a new way…

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by Laura Rutherford
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Update! Update! Read All About It!

The monthly update on the Hinkley household does not bring much change, a little…

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Signs of Life

I remember it like it was yesterday; pulling the car up onto the driveway and hearing…

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by Emily Sutton
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Who Would You Be?

I hate this thought, it only comes to me when I'm alone. 

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Special Needs Parenting: New best friends

As many parents including myself have before, we’ve all shared how disheartening…

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Surgery Day

I’m remarkably calm, as I sit with J sipping far too hot coffee out of a lidded…

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Special Needs Families: Brothers

I recently witnessed my 6 year old sticking his tongue out at his almost 4 year old…

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by Melissa Schlemmer
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I Cannot See Your Child Today

I have always welcomed children into my home, and enjoyed their company, since Zachariah…

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Searching for others with the same rare disease

Could there really be 15 others in my town with the same rare disease as my son?

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Special Needs Parenting: The boy who defied predictions

My little human has never been one to listen to what the medical profession has to…

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Reactions to the Wheelchair

As my 5 year old son Brody gets older, his disabilities become more visible to those…

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No Limitations

With the New Year, comes new seasons and opportunities to play sports! We never knew…

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Special Needs Parenting: It’s the law

In America it’s called Murphy’s law, in the UK it’s Sod’s…

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Special Needs Parenting: The Perfect Potion

Today class , we are going to make ‘parents of kiddies with special or extra…

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