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Special Needs

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

Special Needs: What is the “real world”?

Does the ‘real world’ only apply to non-disabled people?

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by Angela Kelly
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Wheelchair stresses in the summer

This is our second summer having a wheelchair.

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by Ger Smyth
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Special Needs

Accessibility and Inclusion Shouldn’t be a Luxury

Now that Amy is a sizeable child days out are becoming more of a challenge when it…

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We might not have a medical degree but we are also experts- experts in our own kids.

I recently set up a joint meeting with some of the professionals involved in Freddie’s…

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by The Odd Sock Diary
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The Guessing Game

The realisation of how valuable speech is has been brought home to me in a new way…

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by Laura Rutherford
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Valentine’s Day Fun for the Whole Family

Valentine's Day Fun for the Whole Family

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by Angelyn Harrenstein
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Special Needs, Health & Beauty

Football and Friendship

I was never sure if he would enjoy watching sports because I thought he would never…

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by Kara Melissa
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Special Needs Parenting: Questions with Cameron

You ok baby? - “I’m fine thank you mum, are you?”

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by Zowie Kaye
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Special Needs Families: Storytelling

After never having heard of Storytelling Week, I decided to do a little research…

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by Angelyn Harrenstein
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Special Needs Parenting: Five ways to use stories to help your child with autism

My twins are now 8. They both have autism but they could not be more different. 

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by Miriam Gwynne
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Special Needs

Why I’m Not Ditching My New Years Resolution Today

Today is the day when most people will ditch their new year’s resolutions,…

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by Laura Moore
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A guided tour around a special needs home

One of the many appeals of social media is the fact deep down we are all curious…

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by Miriam Gwynne
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A message to a grieving mother.

On the 12th of January 2016, my best friends son, my godson passed away, aged just…

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by Emmy Heaton
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What makes a good friend?

My seven year old daughter is a creative little soul. 

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by Rebecca Toal
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Magic

This year, for the first time, Sam is very much aware that *something* is going on. 

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by Carolyn Voisey
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Why Scooot Makes a Great Christmas Present…

Dear Santa, We know it can be difficult for you to choose the perfect gifts for kids…

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by Firefly Community
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The Worlds Most Expensive Mince Pie

In amongst the grind of daily life with a medical mystery (granted, a very handsome…

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by Carolyn Voisey
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Z is for Zoo

In my self-imposed challenge to blog my way through the alphabet about special needs…

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by Sam Bowen
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Special Needs Brothers & Sisters: Constant Arguing!

My three monsters are slowly pushing me to my limit!

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by Laura Browne
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The New Christmas Gift Rule: Kids

I saw an idea on Pinterest a couple of years ago and thought it was excellent.  

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by Angelyn Harrenstein
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The sign said ‘accessible’... it was anything but!

All I needed was a birthday card and some wrapping paper so I thought I would chance…

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by Miriam Gwynne
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How Blogging has changed my life

I did OK at English in school and college but I would never have put myself down…

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by Rochelle Followes
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Special Needs, Health & Beauty

Music and Movement for Children and Adults with Special Needs!

I began researching the benefits of music and movement for my own daughter whose…

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by Faith, Hope and Love
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Special Needs, Health & Beauty

Taking time for Me!

Since becoming a mum 11 years ago, I haven’t been the best at taking time to…

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by Rebecca Toal
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Special Needs, Health & Beauty

Are we over-reliant on drugs?

I often wonder in this day and age, do we rely too heavily on medications?

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by Rebecca Toal
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Food, Special Needs

Days Out - Eating out with a fussy eater

As an SEN parent we all know the military precision of our lives, our routines

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by Zowie Kaye
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Five lessons my autistic daughter is learning through having a tropical fish tank

When my daughter was first diagnosed with autism three years ago this month I received…

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by Miriam Gwynne
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Fashion, Special Needs

Special Clothing for Special People

Children and adults with special needs sometimes find conventional clothing difficult…

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by Faith, Hope and Love
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Ideas for your Special Needs Summer Picnic

Remember the days when all you had to worry about was how many picnic ants you’d…

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The Compassion of a Special Needs Sibling

I sat across from his teacher. I was anxious about what she was going to tell…

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by Ger Smyth
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Special Needs

The Compassion of a Special Needs Sibiling

I sat across from his teacher. I was anxious about what she was going to tell…

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by Ger Smyth
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