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Until Sam was born I didn’t really know about children’s hospices; I…

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This is the key to a day out together for my son and me.

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Home from Home

Until Sam was born I didn’t really know about children’s hospices; I…

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by Carolyn Voisey
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Public Inconvenience

This is the key to a day out together for my son and me.

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by The Odd Sock Diary
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International Day of Families - Who is in Your Family?

Family celebrations are great aren’t they?

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by Mark Arnold
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Taking the Good with the Bad

I am slowly learning to take the good with the bad. It is so easy to dwell on all…

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by Ceri-Ann Brown
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Celebrating Global Tracheostomy Awareness Week

This year, from May 20th to May 26th, we celebrate Global Tracheostomy Awareness…

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by Jennifer Arnold
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Three Tools for Mental Health

I have been on antidepressants ever since being diagnosed with depression as a teenager.

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by Rebecca Shayler-Adams
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The Human Swiss Army Knife

I’ve owned a Victorinox Swiss Army penknife like this since a school trip to…

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by Mark Arnold
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Mental Health Awareness

She greeted me with a warm handshake.

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by Ger Smyth
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International Day of Families

I am fortunate to have a big family – and a close one! 

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by Zowie Kaye
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Family Life

I always dreamed of having 2 children when I was growing up. 

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by Rebecca Shayler-Adams
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Teacher’s Day – Being An Additional Needs Teacher AND Parent

School teaching staff, including Teachers, Teaching Assistants and the wide range…

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by Mark Arnold
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Did you know - It’s Okay to be Disabled!

"So, is your daughter developmentally delayed then?" asked someone who…

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by Ceri-Ann Brown
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MPS Awareness Day

May 15th.

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by Ger Smyth
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International Day of Families 2018

May 15, 2018 marks this year’s observance of International Day of Families. 

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by Jennifer Arnold
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Teacher’s Day: The Specialists

One of Freddie’s older siblings went through mainstream school with a diagnosis…

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by The Odd Sock Diary
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Mental Health Awareness Month

Statistically there are 1 in 4 people who suffer from a mental health condition and…

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by Zowie Kaye
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Good Deed Sunday

Have you ever been scrolling through Facebook and came across those heart touching…

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by Brittney Baumgartner
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Hard Work

When you find you have accidentally joined the Special Needs Parents Club, a number…

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by Jane Scott
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Three Books that Helped us Become Better Parents

May is Short Story Month, and we’re encouraging everyone to read and share…

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Novels Feat. Special Needs Characters

May is Short Story Month, and we’re encouraging everyone to read and share…

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by Telina Knight
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Time for a Mental Health MOT

As a special needs parent it can be really easy to forget about our own mental health…

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by Laura Moore
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Turning Four

April brought rain and shine, but above all else, it brought Oliver’s fourth…

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by Brittney Baumgartner
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It’s Time to Talk about Toilets

It should come as no surprise to anyone to read that when you’ve gotta go,…

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by Carolyn Voisey
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Surprise Inbox

When you are contacted by another family who have a loved one with the same genetic…

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by Rochelle Followes
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Undiagnosed Children’s Day

I am a bit of a plant geek.

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by Jane Scott
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In Honour of the Superhumans

No, I’m not referring here to the men and women who compete in the Paralympics…

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by Carolyn Voisey
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Top Tips for Taking the Stress out of Birthday Parties

I’ve been a mother for over 13 years now and have pulled off many a birthday…

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by Rebecca Toal
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What can carers do about stress?

Being a carer and parent to a child can have a huge impact on your health.

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by Ann Hickman
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Home Thoughts from A Broad.

As part of an occasional series designed to make you feel better about yourself I…

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by Jane Scott
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Finding Physical Activities Your Child Loves

Do you ever find it tough to choosing the right physical activities for your child…

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by Rebecca Toal
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