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Special Needs Siblings

Having 4 children is difficult, I am not going to lie. I love them with all my heart,…

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Special Needs Parenting: When people meet my daughter

In the past, when people would stare... it used to make me feel sad. It made me want…

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Special Needs

How do you explain bullying to a disabled child?

There’s a lot of advice available about bullying. In Firefly’s work on…

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How to find the best pet for special needs kids

As you might know, Firefly is all about special needs family participation –…

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Around the World with Sebastian: Travelling with a child with Cerebral Palsy

Sebastian is a world traveler. By the time he was 2 he had more stamps in his passport…

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by Kara Melissa
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Five Things Parents of Disabled Children Wish You Knew

Every one of us has the power to ruin a stranger’s day. Usually accidentally,…

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by Firefly Community
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Relationship Advice Part 3 of 3: To parents dealing with a new Cerebral Palsy diagnosis

I've been writing this blog now since Zack was born. It began as a…

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Relationship Advice Part 2 of 3: To parents dealing with a new Cerebral Palsy diagnosis

Dealing with a new diagnosis of any kind is an indescribable event to take place.…

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by Kara Melissa
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Super Seth Travels the World: Part 1 of 4

Over the next four months Firefly will follow an adventurous and outgoing special…

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Zack zips about in his GoTo Seat

When Zack was little going to the supermarket on my own, meant pushing him round…

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by Linzi Price
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Relationship Advice Part 1 of 3: To parents dealing with a child’s new Cerebral Palsy diagnosis

Dealing with a new diagnosis of any kind is an indescribable event to take place.…

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