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Special Needs

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

Special Needs Parenting: My Christmas wish list

I can remember writing out my Christmas wish list as a child, excited for all the…

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First Christmas

I am one of those people that like to have everything bought for Christmas by August.

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The Beauty of Communication: Special Needs Parenting

I remember clearly as if it were yesterday, hearing the little cries of the other babies…

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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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by Carolyn Voisey
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Accidental Advocate

When I became a parent to a child with special needs, I also became an accidental…

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When time stops still for a moment

There are four words which, when said together, never cease to make me see red and…

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Eating… the delayed development way

Food. What a conundrum for a parent of a child with additional needs. When we first…

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In The School of Life, My Boy is an Honor Student

It is days like today that I want to close the car door and just sit in the quietness…

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Her Ballet Slippers

If you were to walk into the living room of my home, you would see things typical…

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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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by Carolyn Voisey
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Arsehole

Last week I called somebody an arsehole! Ok, so it wasn’t to their face. I…

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by Sarah Brisdion
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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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What NOT to do when waiting for a diagnosis

I have received great advice from other moms whose children were undergoing testing…

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How to remember absolutely everything (special needs parent-style)

If you are the parent of a child with special needs, you can quite possibly relate…

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It’s OK not to know what to say to parents whose kids have a disability

If you are a parent to a child with special needs, you’ve no doubt had your…

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by Rebecca Toal
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In Praise of Special Needs Dads

There is one group of people who are noticeably underrepresented in the blogs I read…

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by Davinia Elwood
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5 tips for a successful first visit with a Physical Therapist

Going to various medical and specialist appointments becomes a common occurrence…

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by Natalie Diaz
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Growing Pains

Every day out, weekend away or staycation with Lou Lou brings a whole new dose of…

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Special Needs Parenting - Dealing with Guilt

Being a special needs mama, I have dealt with many ‘what if?’ questions.

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by Rebecca Toal
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Together for short lives

When every moment counts, the constant fighting, medications, therapies and strain…

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Dear Special Needs Mom (On Mother’s Day)

Dear Special Needs Mom, Today I stood and watched you lower a ramp from your vehicle,…

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by Stacy Warden
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A Poem About A Very Special Little Girl

Here is something a little different from what I usually post. I wrote this poem…

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4 Top Travel Tips for Parents of Kiddos with Special Needs

We recently took our first big trip with both kids, on an airplane, to Florida for…

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by Angelyn Harrenstein
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The quick way to avoid internet scare stories

Recently, I made a decision. Until the end of my pregnancy, I am done with the Internet,…

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by Telina Knight
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Solving the back-to-work dilemma

When we received Oliver's diagnosis, I had no idea that I was also receiving…

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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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Here’s my secret weapon for surviving long hospital visits…

Oliver has had countless tests throughout his life so far. For every test, we always…

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Special needs parenting: “I could never do what you do”

I am a trained nurse. However, I’ve chosen to hang up my nursing hat for a…

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5 Things this Special Needs Mom Will Never Say

This illness has been a blessing in disguise - It is my opinion that no parent…

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Grieving the loss of normality

I’ve struggled with this post for several days now. It’s very raw still…

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