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Special Needs

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

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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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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Priorities change when you have a child with Special Needs

Boy how my priorities have shifted since a certain little girl entered my life. I…

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by Rebecca Toal
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7 Things Special Needs Parents Are Not Afraid To Say

1. "You’re Fired" If you think that Donald Trump coined this phrase,…

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Classroom Therapy is Not As Scary As I Thought

If you would have talked to me last December about Matthew transitioning from…

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by Jessica Rivera
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Dear Mr Cameron

Dear Mr Cameron Congratulations. I’m not a Conservative voter, and I must admit…

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by Purely Lora
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Parking

You didn’t want to listen. You saw what you wanted to see. The following conversation…

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by Ian Brown
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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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by Rebecca Toal
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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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by Joyful Journey Mom
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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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by Carolyn Voisey
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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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by Elria du Toit
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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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by Jodi Shenal
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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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by Joyful Journey Mom
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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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by Carolyn Voisey
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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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by Joyful Journey Mom
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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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by Angelyn Harrenstein
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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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by Carolyn Voisey
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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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by Ceri-Ann Brown
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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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