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It is mentioned over and over.  It is put into conversation with doctors, physiologists…

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An Upgraded Easter

As some of you may remember, Oliver started playing sports for a local organization…

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Special Needs

Decisions

It is mentioned over and over.  It is put into conversation with doctors, physiologists…

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by Ger Smyth
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Special Needs

An Upgraded Easter

As some of you may remember, Oliver started playing sports for a local organization…

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by Brittney Baumgartner
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A Peek into the Future of an Autistic Child

I often wonder what my children are going to be like when they grow up, 

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by Jodie Eaton
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Three Ways to Help Support the Sibling of a Special Needs Child

The school called me about my daughter. She was saying she wasn't feeling well…

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by Miriam Gwynne
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Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

This week we got the news that the Council are happy with the plans for Sam’s…

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by Carolyn Voisey
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What is it like to parent a child with epilepsy?

Epilepsy is a condition estimated to affect more than 500,000 people in the UK, including…

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by Laura Rutherford
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What this 8 Year Old with Autism Wants To Do for her Disabled Brother

It had been a long week of having her brother go to hospital for an MRI to check…

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by Miriam Gwynne
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Special Siblings

Aren’t siblings great?! I for one am so thankful for my three sibs, and for…

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by Rebecca Toal
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Advice for Parents of a newly Diagnosed Child with Autism

Your child has just been diagnosed with Autism. You have been up all night frantically…

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The Normal Family

When my daughter was in Primary school, one of her classmates said: ‘You’re…

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Lunch Date with a Tubie

In a rare twist of fate, on a day when I actually had a decent time for lunch Sam…

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Have you ordered your max card?

The Max Card is designed to make days out more financially accessible for foster…

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Autism Awareness

Her school are ignoring autism awareness month...and I am delighted!

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Autism Awareness Everyday

April signifies Autism Awareness Month.  When you’re a parent of a child…

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The Future of Us

It amazes me that of all places, pivotal, life affirming moments continue to find…

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Reaching New Heights

Literally. My little boy has begun his adventure in learning how to walk and has…

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Mothering Sunday

I feel we should always celebrate the special people and we should never take them…

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Letters from my Brother

He looked at me. I knew he had it.

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by Ger Smyth
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International Day of Happiness: Our Bubble

Happiness is measured differently by so many people.

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by Emmy Heaton
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Let’s talk About Special Needs Dads

It's typically the special needs moms that are on the front lines. 

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Special Needs Parenting: Enjoying my boring life

It sure has been awhile since I have updated on our new family and Oliver. 

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by Brittney Baumgartner
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Rare Disease and the Dangers of “Dr Google”

It’s very daunting when a member of your family is diagnosed with a rare disease,…

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by Jodie Eaton
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Reactions to the Wheelchair

As my 5 year old son Brody gets older, his disabilities become more visible to those…

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by Laura Rutherford
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7 Signs of Caregiver Burnout as a Special Needs Parent

Hi, my name is Kate and I am a mom with caregiver burnout. Some of you may shake…

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by Kate Swenson
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Random Act of Circumstance

The story I want to tell you is not about a random act of kindness, exactly.

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by The Odd Sock Diary
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Finding New Friends Through Unexpected Avenues

Just recently, all while doing a 2am feeding for my youngest son Theodore, I was…

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A Special Valentine’s for a Special Girl

I'll be honest with you, I've never really put much thought into celebrating…

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Vulnerability

Realising just how vulnerable my son really is and realising how much we need a suitable…

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Why I hate being a special needs mum!

I hate being a special needs Mum...there I said it...shocked?

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Raising kids with disabilities: Thank you Grandparents!

Honestly I don’t know why I started blogging, I’m utterly hopeless at…

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