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Special Needs

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Five things I’ve learned about epilepsy since my son’s diagnosis

1. Not all seizures are the same Prior to my son’s epilepsy diagnosis, I’d…

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Christmas with Autism

Christmas time, a season of roasted chestnuts as you walk down the high street, a…

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Non-verbal Woes

It's hard when you know that something is wrong with your child but you don't…

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Snowdrop Therapy

Snowdrop was established in 2007 by founder and Chief Executive Andrew Brereton.…

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by Ursula Toner
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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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The Power of Music

I have many memories that come to mind when I hear a particular song. The song we…

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It’s Ok to Ask

We were sitting in a waiting room and a little boy not even 6 years old was watching…

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The Dark Side to Special Needs Parenting

An outsider looking in might just think that our lives are doom and gloom with a…

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Disciplining Children With Special Needs

When my daughter, Bethany was two years old, she was diagnosed with a brain tumor.…

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Hop it, Easter Bunny!

There’ve been a couple of occasions when I’ve been accused of being cruel…

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Meet Twincess

It is fair to say that one of the most dis-respective things about peoples reaction…

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by Firefly Community
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Changing gear

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

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Reaching out to other parents of kids with special needs

We had known each other once before, in school, but had lost touch for many years. …

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by Emily Barbero
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“Dear illegal parker…”

I have a square, blue card in the window of my minivan that is boldly imprinted…

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by Erika Fässler-Nelson
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New Wheels

We are in the process of getting a new wheelchair for Afua.  It’s a daunting…

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Special needs parenting: a ‘thank you’ to teachers and therapists

‘Bravo Mia!’ These are the words that guide me down the hall to Mia’s…

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by Erika Fässler-Nelson
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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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by Faith, Hope and Love
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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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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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by Ceri-Ann Brown
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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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by Faith, Hope and Love
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Dolphin Therapy

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

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by Antonia McVeigh
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This much I’ve learned…

I don’t know how I do it either.

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by As Alex Grows Up
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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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by One of the Wonders
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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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