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Raising Awareness: Spina Bifida

With each month, we all can find someone we know raising awareness for a different…

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ADHD Awareness

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) affects children & teens and…

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The Positive Side of My Daughter’s Disability

Unfortunately for me, (and probably for those with whom I live) I come from a long…

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The Ominous “First Year”

There is nothing in the world that can quite prepare you for the journey you embark…

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by Ceri-Ann Brown
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Graduating from Portage

​Since Twinkle was referred to early support services we have been lucky to have…

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by The Inclusive Home
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Hello! Everyone meet Aj.

​Hello! Everyone meet Aj. Aj was born at 40 weeks and 3 days gestation. 

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Our DIY assistance dog

I obsess about things. They get stuck in my mind and I just can’t stop thinking…

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The Internet – A Special Needs Parent’s Best Friend

Technology never fails to amaze me. Not just the medical technology that exists that…

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Sometimes I feel like a Wishy Washy Special Needs Mom

As a special needs parent I often make important decisions on behalf of my daughter,…

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Dolphin Therapy

Dolphin Therapy is the use of dolphins as a therapeutic resource. The therapy typically…

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This much I’ve learned…

I don’t know how I do it either.

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You Can Laugh or You Can Cry

I’ve always been prone to laughing. And it’s not just at funny things.…

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Meet Bjørn

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

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Five Celebrities with Children with Special Needs

To us normal folk, celebrities seem to have it all and at times seem almost invincible…

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Cut these 5 things from the diet of kids with special needs

One of the biggest mistakes I see when it comes to parents incorporating nutrition…

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by Malorie Blake (MS, RDN, LDN)
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Special needs parenting: a ‘shout out’ to the daddies

Let me begin by saying that I’m aware that the sweeping generalisations I make…

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by Fiona Russo
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Hearing our son speak would transform our world

Matthew is my youngest son and he has special needs due to a genetic disorder. …

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by Jessica Rivera
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A New Normal

Sitting in my house 4 years ago, staggered at the different turn my life had taken…my…

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Hints for Preparing Special Needs Children for Medical Procedures

There is nothing easy about it when your child needs a medical procedure performed.…

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SPD Is Not Misbehaving

I have two children with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). The symptoms and triggers…

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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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Planning A Holiday

Planning a holiday with a child as medically complex as Hugh can be somewhat challenging…

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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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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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When People Do Not Believe the Diagnosis

I promised myself I wouldn’t be like them. Those moms with a chip on their…

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Pet Therapy as an Alternative Therapy

Over the next few weeks I will be uploading numerous information documents on complementary…

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by Antonia McVeigh
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Three Ways to Handle Unsolicited Advice from the ‘Grandma Club’

From the moment that it became apparent that I was pregnant with Mia, I noticed that…

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by Erika Fässler-Nelson
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I had no idea service dogs helped with other disabilities

Seeing-eye dogs are among the first pets trained to help a person with a disability…

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by Telina Knight
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Searching for Answers

After a short stint in the neo-natal unit due to being born with pneumonia, Hugh…

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If I could travel back to the day of my daughter’s diagnosis, I’d say this…

Diagnosis can come at different times for everyone.

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by Natalie Luckett
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It takes a (bigger) village to raise a special needs child

Have you ever heard the saying, “It takes a village to raise a child”? 

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by Fiona Russo
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The awkward moment your child points at mine: how to turn awkwardness into positivity

Yes, I saw the look of horror on your face as we rolled our adaptive stroller into…

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by Erika Fässler-Nelson
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