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A Few Tips for Flu Season

This time of year is always scary. Flu season. This year already it has caused the…

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Silver Linings

I am so fed up of having a disabled child being deemed as a negative thing and so…

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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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by Firefly Community
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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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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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Finding Balance

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

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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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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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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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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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When People Do Not Believe the Diagnosis

I promised myself I wouldn’t be like them. Those moms with a chip on their…

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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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by Natalie Luckett
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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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