Special Needs

Special Needs

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

ADHD Awareness

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) affects children & teens and…

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Baby Loss Awareness: Our Darling Daughter

A single heartbeat,  Constant tears,   There wasn’t enough, …

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Special Needs

A Loaded Question

It is a question which contains ascending levels of insidious judgement: ‘Did…

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When a trolley is much more than a vehicle to put your shopping in

I have always said if I never had to eat and feed my family I would be a millionaire!…

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by Miriam Gwynne
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The Simple Pleasures of a Special Needs Parent

The unexpected journey of special needs parenting instantly propels us into a plain…

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by Stacy Warden
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I’m Sorry

I'm sorry I couldn't be of any help today, at the school, when you needed…

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by Jodie Eaton
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Seeds

I’m lucky, I do occasionally get a few minutes to myself; I usually spend it…

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by The Odd Sock Diary
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Preparing Special Needs Kids for Life Without Their Parents

For parents of a special needs kid, thinking about that unavoidable time in the future…

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Great Expectations

Finding the right venue for Grandad’s birthday meal was not easy. We had to…

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by Rochelle Followes
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Reading my son’s eyes

When I first became a mother very nearly twelve years ago, I had all the normal concerns…

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by Nichola Norton
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The Wonders of CBD Oil

Methylphenidates, Amphetamines, Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors.  These…

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by Jodi Shenal
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How the health service is failing my friend

As a nurse, and a mom to a little girl with complex health issues, I often see all…

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by Rebecca Toal
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This Amazing Community

I’ve been a member of the Firefly community for a couple of years now. …

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by Fiona Russo
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Having a child with Down’s Syndrome DID change my life

When it was discovered, at thirteen weeks of pregnancy, that there was a one-in-twelve…

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by The Odd Sock Diary
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Watching my kids gain independence

Let’s be honest here – sometimes watching our kids grow and gain independence…

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by Rebecca Toal
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His lack of danger awareness terrifies me

Brody’s lack of danger awareness is quite frankly terrifying. It keeps us on…

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by Laura Rutherford
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Attract more customers by making ‘Space to Change’

Making better use of existing toilet space could help grow your customer base.

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Surviving Those Bad Patches

When you’re a parent – particularly one to a child with disabilities…

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by Laura Rutherford
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When children ask questions!

Children are curious. They are thinkers and they demand answers about anything…

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by Rochelle Followes
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A sporting chance

I used to sit worrying so much about how my little boy would feel during PE lessons…

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by Sarah Brisdion
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The Fight

From very early on in Zachariah’s life I started to learn that most things…

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by Rochelle Followes
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Autumn

It's a bit of a stereotype that the British are obsessed with the weather, talking…

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by Ceri-Ann Brown
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Dear Seizures, I Hate You

You are an uninvited guest that always shows up unexpectedly.  When our lives…

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by Jodi Shenal
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We made it folks!

We made it through the summer holidays to September! Congratulations all! This is…

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by Ceri-Ann Brown
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Special Needs Mummy Shoes

As happens so often... I sat down today with the intention of writing about…

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by The Odd Sock Diary
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It’s ok to call in the Cavalry!

Sometimes you have to look after number one. Today is one of those days.…

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by Sarah Brisdion
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We are all in this together

Many a time I have had friends tell me that they should stop ‘moaning’…

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by Rochelle Followes
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Operation Cinema

Social media is bursting at the seams with parents of children with special needs…

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Special Needs, Health & Beauty

More “Me Time”

This is a topic that gets written on quite a lot, probably because it’s something…

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by Angelyn Harrenstein
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Favorite Things

I'd like to share a list of several of our current favorite things in the hopes…

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by Angelyn Harrenstein
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R is for Relatives

Relatives and how they behave within a family with a child who has special needs…

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by Sam Bowen
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A problem shared…

There’s a very deep, special bond amongst those of us in the special needs…

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by Carolyn Voisey
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