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Special Needs

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

World Prematurity Day 2017

We are the forever grateful parents of an ex-premature baby.

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World Toilet Day 2017

Wow. There honestly must be a day for everything. Until about a week ago, I didn’t…

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(Not such a baby anymore) baby wearing

When Twinkle was born we didn’t know she had special needs, that was something…

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Let’s talk about our mental health…

Hi, I’m a special needs mum. Oh you are too? Great, let’s talk about…

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Special Needs Parents, Grief and Depression

Whether you had no idea that your child had special needs or even if you had suspected…

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Out and about

The days are getting longer. whoop! This means, for us at least, a return to family…

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You can’t care for your child if you don’t care for yourself

Being a parent is tiring and difficult, being a parent to a child with special needs…

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How To Help During a Medical Crisis

One beautiful and unseasonably warm fall day many years ago my husband and I found…

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Learning Her Diagnosis

It was one of those days that we expected to be like many others at our children’s…

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One-sided conversations with my non-verbal child

If you were to see me out and about with Mia, you’d think we were having a…

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A New Year - A New Challenge

So New Year and all the new year resolutions that come with it. This year I’ve…

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Space to Change - A Firefly Campaign

Many of you will be familiar with Firefly Products, the amazing Upsee, the Scooot…

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Mobiloo

Summer Fairs, Festivals, Outdoor Events, these are the things we actively avoid with…

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It could have been me…

Two best friends from secondary school. My school trip room-mate. University weekends…

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The Benefits of Confiding in a Stranger when you are a Special Needs Parent

Not only do you suddenly wake up with your life flipped upside down when you hear…

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What it means to be an Aunt and a Sister

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

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Faces of the Firefly Garden - Our Winners

​Last week our Judges chose the winners for our Faces of the Firefly Garden competition.…

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Firefly Playpak GIVEAWAY

Kara reflects on her time at Firefly back in April. Read more here.

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Get to know the Special Needs Bloggers

In the first of our ‘Get to know the Special Needs Bloggers’ series,…

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Being thankful

An other thankful post from a Special Needs Family.​ Read more here.

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The American Thanksgiving with a Child who has Special Needs

When people think about an American Thanksgiving they assume it’s a holiday…

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Kidz up North

The Firefly Garden had an amazing day at Kidz up North in EventCity, Manchester.

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Two Trimesters and No Time to Think (With prematurity, forewarned is not necessarily forearmed)

​If pregnancy is a car journey and the birth is the destination, then being forewarned…

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Prematurity - Our Story

Pre – mature Pre – meaning to come before or previous and mature –…

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Sebastian’s Journey with Epilepsy

Sebastian is six and a half years old. When we were living in Cairo he was first…

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Epilepsy: The Jigsaw Destroyer

Today’s post on Epilepsy comes from guest blogger, Dawn Cameron. Dawn is mum…

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Great Sensory Apps for Kids with Special Needs

As well as being diagnosed with cerebral palsy, Oscar is also visually impaired.…

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The AIPAC Conference, Dallas 2014 - The Invite

Stacy reflects on the AIPAC Conference in Dallas where she spoke about her experience…

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This is the most disgusting thing you will read today

My daughter, May, is five years old. She no longer fits on those baby changing tables,…

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A Letter to My Son, Who Lives in the Shadow of Cerebral Palsy

To my Son, I am sorry. I’m sorry that I’m not the fun, laid back, energetic…

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Our Son’s Condition Won’t Stop Us Having Another Beautiful Child

Recently, I visited my ob-gyn for an annual check-up and also to have my IUD, which…

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by Telina Knight
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Special Needs Parenting: My letter to a future employer

Birthday parties are a big deal for any child, but it’s never straightforward…

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