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National Hug Day

Milestones... we all wait and wait for them to come and then we celebrate the tiniest…

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A Poster Girl for Disability

Years ago, we had a disastrous meal out. Pearl was present but not yet born, perhaps…

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by Jane Scott
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Learning to Juggle, and not always keeping all the balls in the air!

My name is Carolyn and I have a confession – I’m a working mother to…

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New Wheels

We are in the process of getting a new wheelchair for Afua.  It’s a daunting…

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by Joyful Journey Mom
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Unpacking Special Needs Feelings

I was cleaning up our basement, a disaster really of piles that just need to be sold…

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Music Therapy

Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish…

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by Ursula Toner
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Do we need to be cruel to be kind?

This is a question that I ask myself every day. And it’s a seriously tough…

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by Sarah Brisdion
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Life, according to Sam

So, where do I begin? While writing this, one of my favourite pieces of music came…

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The Positive Side of My Daughter’s Disability

Unfortunately for me, (and probably for those with whom I live) I come from a long…

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I Run 4

Through Facebook, I discovered a wonderful group which pairs runners with people…

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by Little Mama Murphy
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Dear Newly Diagnosed Special Needs Parent

Hello and welcome. You have now unwittingly joined an elite club of other special…

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by Jane Ashton
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Conductive Education

When you’re told that your child has a disability (or several diagnoses, in…

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Lesson from a Stranger

“Please. Sit down.” I pleaded with my husband, Charlie, but he continued…

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The Sod’s Law of Special Needs Parenting 

Being a parent is a lot about planning but even more so if you are a special needs…

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This much I’ve learned…

I don’t know how I do it either.

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You Can Laugh or You Can Cry

I’ve always been prone to laughing. And it’s not just at funny things.…

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Focusing on the ‘Other’ Kids - Raising a Child with a Disability

When my son Matthew started to attend school for his OT and PT three days a week…

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by Jessica Rivera
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I just want to be called ‘mama’ while he’s still my little boy

When I carried my two year-old out of his room last Saturday morning, his greeting,…

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by Emily Barbero
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Five Celebrities with Children with Special Needs

To us normal folk, celebrities seem to have it all and at times seem almost invincible…

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Special needs parenting: a ‘shout out’ to the daddies

Let me begin by saying that I’m aware that the sweeping generalisations I make…

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by Fiona Russo
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Changing Places Conference 2015

If I’m completely honest I wasn’t really looking forward to the very…

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by Firefly Community
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Reflexology

What is Reflexology? Reflexology is an ancient form of therapy practised as a treatment…

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by Ursula Toner
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Hearing our son speak would transform our world

Matthew is my youngest son and he has special needs due to a genetic disorder. …

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by Jessica Rivera
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The Day we Received Amy’s Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis

Nothing can quite prepare you for the array of emotions you will feel when given…

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by Ceri-Ann Brown
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Finding Balance

On Sunday evenings, my usual routine is to look at my calendar and see what the week…

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by Joyful Journey Mom
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A New Normal

Sitting in my house 4 years ago, staggered at the different turn my life had taken…my…

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by As Alex Grows Up
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Hints for Preparing Special Needs Children for Medical Procedures

There is nothing easy about it when your child needs a medical procedure performed.…

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Planning A Holiday

Planning a holiday with a child as medically complex as Hugh can be somewhat challenging…

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by Little Mama Murphy
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Angelman Syndrome - Logan’s Story

To help raise awareness of Angelman Syndrome, The Angelman Syndrome Foundation has…

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by Firefly Community
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Keeping Romance Alive

Special needs parenting has a way of chiseling away at romance.   Between…

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by Noah’s Miracle
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VAT Relief for Disabled Children

VAT Relief for Disabled Children Research shows that families in the UK with disabled…

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Acupuncture as an Alternative Therapy

In this weeks addition of ‘alternative therapies’ I will be giving an…

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