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‘Lost Voice Guy’ wins Britain’s Got Talent

Is this a disability watershed moment?

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Life with a Partially Verbal Child

I always pause when filling out medical forms for my daughter when it comes to questions…

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Choose your Weapons

A relative of mine insists on referring to Freddie (and anyone like him) as ‘a…

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Freddie is six, but for various reasons we often use one of the big Maclaren special…

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Special Needs Parenting: Passing the Test

‘She made a perfect tableau of pampered maternal contentment, reclining on…

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It is a common misconception that most babies with Down’s Syndrome are born…

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​One day, a couple of years ago, I went to the doctor’s surgery to collect…

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Special Needs Parenting: The Judgement of Strangers

​I have often heard, and read, about special needs parents who say that they and…

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This isn’t quite how I’d planned it to be, or rather how I’d imagined…

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Why I never grieved over my child’s diagnosis

More than half my pregnancies ended in miscarriage.  Each time it happened I…

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Why my Dad is a Superdad, by Freddie

My Dad is a Superdad. My dad is a Superdad because… By Freddie aged 6.

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World Down Syndrome Day 2015

​Saturday 21st March, World Down Syndrome Day 2015 will be the culmination of a…

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​Being a mum of two, Grace aged 6 and Joe aged 4, I know how difficult it can be…

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