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Real life stories, issues and experiences of day to day life by parents and healthcare professionals.
Does the ‘real world’ only apply to non-disabled people?
by Angela Kelly on 17th August, 2017
This is our second summer having a wheelchair.
by Ger Smyth on 16th August, 2017
Now that Amy is a sizeable child days out are becoming more of a challenge when it…
by Ceri-Ann Brown on 4th August, 2017
I recently set up a joint meeting with some of the professionals involved in Freddie’s…
by The Odd Sock Diary on 14th April, 2017
The realisation of how valuable speech is has been brought home to me in a new way…
by Laura Rutherford on 10th March, 2017
Valentine's Day Fun for the Whole Family
by Angelyn Harrenstein on 13th February, 2017
Special Needs, Health & Beauty
I was never sure if he would enjoy watching sports because I thought he would never…
by Kara Melissa on 1st February, 2017
You ok baby? - “I’m fine thank you mum, are you?”
by Zowie Kaye on 31st January, 2017
After never having heard of Storytelling Week, I decided to do a little research…
by Angelyn Harrenstein on 26th January, 2017
My twins are now 8. They both have autism but they could not be more different.
by Miriam Gwynne on 26th January, 2017
Today is the day when most people will ditch their new year’s resolutions,…
by Laura Moore on 16th January, 2017
One of the many appeals of social media is the fact deep down we are all curious…
by Miriam Gwynne on 12th January, 2017
On the 12th of January 2016, my best friends son, my godson passed away, aged just…
by Emmy Heaton on 11th January, 2017
My seven year old daughter is a creative little soul.
by Rebecca Toal on 22nd December, 2016
This year, for the first time, Sam is very much aware that *something* is going on.
by Carolyn Voisey on 21st December, 2016
Dear Santa, We know it can be difficult for you to choose the perfect gifts for kids…
by Firefly Community on 13th December, 2016
In amongst the grind of daily life with a medical mystery (granted, a very handsome…
by Carolyn Voisey on 12th December, 2016
In my self-imposed challenge to blog my way through the alphabet about special needs…
by Sam Bowen on 30th November, 2016
My three monsters are slowly pushing me to my limit!
by Laura Browne on 30th November, 2016
I saw an idea on Pinterest a couple of years ago and thought it was excellent.
by Angelyn Harrenstein on 24th November, 2016
All I needed was a birthday card and some wrapping paper so I thought I would chance…
by Miriam Gwynne on 13th November, 2016
I did OK at English in school and college but I would never have put myself down…
by Rochelle Followes on 20th October, 2016
I began researching the benefits of music and movement for my own daughter whose…
by Faith, Hope and Love on 20th October, 2016
Since becoming a mum 11 years ago, I haven’t been the best at taking time to…
by Rebecca Toal on 20th October, 2016
I often wonder in this day and age, do we rely too heavily on medications?
Food, Special Needs
As an SEN parent we all know the military precision of our lives, our routines
by Zowie Kaye on 14th October, 2016
When my daughter was first diagnosed with autism three years ago this month I received…
by Miriam Gwynne on 7th October, 2016
Fashion, Special Needs
Children and adults with special needs sometimes find conventional clothing difficult…
by Faith, Hope and Love on 8th September, 2016
by The Odd Sock Diary on 10th June, 2016
Remember the days when all you had to worry about was how many picnic ants you’d…
by Stacy Warden on 10th May, 2016
I sat across from his teacher. I was anxious about what she was going to tell…
by Ger Smyth on 5th February, 2016