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

World Prematurity Day 2017

We are the forever grateful parents of an ex-premature baby.

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World Toilet Day 2017

Wow. There honestly must be a day for everything. Until about a week ago, I didn’t…

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Great Sensory Apps for Kids with Special Needs

As well as being diagnosed with cerebral palsy, Oscar is also visually impaired.…

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The AIPAC Conference, Dallas 2014 - The Invite

Stacy reflects on the AIPAC Conference in Dallas where she spoke about her experience…

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This is the most disgusting thing you will read today

My daughter, May, is five years old. She no longer fits on those baby changing tables,…

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How one letter went viral and changed shopping forever

When I had trouble shopping with my daughter, May, I had no idea it would change…

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Work Was Always My ‘Thing’, But It’s Not An Option Since My Son’s Diagnosis

I recently gave up work to become a full time mum/carer for Oscar.

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Our Son’s Condition Won’t Stop Us Having Another Beautiful Child

Recently, I visited my ob-gyn for an annual check-up and also to have my IUD, which…

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by Telina Knight
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“Are You Okay?” - The Question Special Needs Parents Always Answer With a Lie

A good friend of mine looked me straight in the eye a few weeks ago and asked me…

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by Natalie Luckett
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The 3 People I Always Meet When I’m Out With My Disabled Child

So, I am mum to 2 amazing little boys: a 5 year old who is severely disabled and…

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10 things you didn’t know about special needs Dads

In December 2008 my life changed forever, my first child was born, the most beautiful…

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16 Amazing Things To Do in Your GoTo Seat

The GoTo Seat has been a revelation for many of our Firefly Friends trying to get involved…

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Special Needs Parenting: My letter to a future employer

Birthday parties are a big deal for any child, but it’s never straightforward…

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Birthday Party Tips For Kids With Disabilities…From The Parents Who’ve Been There

Birthday parties are a big deal for any child, but it’s never straightforward…

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Parents of Kids With Disabilities Fear for Sibling Relationships

A survey by Firefly has found that 86% of parents feel that their child’s disability…

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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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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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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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by Linzi Price
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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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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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