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Real life stories, issues and experiences of day to day life by parents and healthcare professionals.
Is this a disability watershed moment?
by Mark Arnold on 22nd June, 2018
I always pause when filling out medical forms for my daughter when it comes to questions…
by Jennifer Arnold on 22nd June, 2018
I have been on antidepressants ever since being diagnosed with depression as a teenager.
by Rebecca Shayler-Adams on 14th May, 2018
I’ve owned a Victorinox Swiss Army penknife like this since a school trip to…
by Mark Arnold on 14th May, 2018
She greeted me with a warm handshake.
by Ger Smyth on 14th May, 2018
School teaching staff, including Teachers, Teaching Assistants and the wide range…
by Mark Arnold on 9th May, 2018
"So, is your daughter developmentally delayed then?" asked someone who…
by Ceri-Ann Brown on 8th May, 2018
One of Freddie’s older siblings went through mainstream school with a diagnosis…
by 47 Stripey Socks on 8th May, 2018
Statistically there are 1 in 4 people who suffer from a mental health condition and…
by Zowie Kaye on 8th May, 2018
Have you ever been scrolling through Facebook and came across those heart touching…
by Brittney Baumgartner on 4th May, 2018
When you find you have accidentally joined the Special Needs Parents Club, a number…
by Jane Scott on 2nd May, 2018
May is Short Story Month, and we’re encouraging everyone to read and share…
by Telina Knight on 1st May, 2018
As a special needs parent it can be really easy to forget about our own mental health…
by Laura Moore on 1st May, 2018
April brought rain and shine, but above all else, it brought Oliver’s fourth…
by Brittney Baumgartner on 30th April, 2018
It should come as no surprise to anyone to read that when you’ve gotta go,…
by Carolyn Voisey on 26th April, 2018
When you are contacted by another family who have a loved one with the same genetic…
by Rochelle Followes on 26th April, 2018
I am a bit of a plant geek.
by Jane Scott on 26th April, 2018
No, I’m not referring here to the men and women who compete in the Paralympics…
by Carolyn Voisey on 25th April, 2018
I’ve been a mother for over 13 years now and have pulled off many a birthday…
by Rebecca Toal on 25th April, 2018
Being a carer and parent to a child can have a huge impact on your health.
by Ann Hickman on 25th April, 2018
We all know that parenting a child with complex needs comes with its fair share of…
by Rochelle Followes on 23rd April, 2018
A blind person tends to have a walking aid just as someone with cerebral palsy tends…
by Zowie Kaye on 20th April, 2018
I will never forget the events of that sultry mid-summers day, both for the great…
by Mark Arnold on 19th April, 2018
The last few months have been pretty stressful.
by Rebecca Toal on 17th April, 2018
The dog: ‘man’s best friend’ as they say.
by Ann Hickman on 16th April, 2018
Sometimes people don’t see me.
by Miriam Gwynne on 9th April, 2018
Siblings eh? Where would we be without them.
by Ger Smyth on 9th April, 2018
I am the eldest of five children and our household was always hustle and bustle growing…
by Zowie Kaye on 30th March, 2018
Looking after my kid’s health can be a real struggle sometimes.
by Ann Hickman on 30th March, 2018
Breathe in…2….3…… and out, 2…3…4….5….6!!…
by Zowie Kaye on 29th March, 2018
Talynn Gurganus was born at 35 weeks on January 27, 2014.
by Guest Bloggers on 29th March, 2018
Will we have singing this Easter?
by Ann Hickman on 29th March, 2018