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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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Learning Social Cues

I was watching a documentary about Autism, and it got me thinking back to my boy.

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by Rebecca Shayler-Adams
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The struggle is real

The inevitable has happened and Sam has come down with the Dreaded Lurgy. 

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Fear of the F word

The flu. The scariest F-word to hit us this year. It has hit Texas and all over,…

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It can’t just be me…can it?

I count myself incredibly lucky. Not only is my husband my best friend, but we have…

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Dear Bullies

You were cruel to my son recently, I addressed this with school but you and your…

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The Crystal Ball of Hope

When my son, William, was born after complications I knew things wouldn’t be…

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by Laura Moore
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Special Needs Families: HO HO H…….Ohhhhhh No!!

We love Christmas in the Kaye household. 

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Special Needs Parenting: A Christmas Wish

I love Christmas. The food, the decorations, the general cheer. 

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Special Needs Families: Elf on the shelf

In the US, Canada and Britain, the modern folklore of Santa Claus typically includes…

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by Zowie Kaye
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Fairytale of a Special Needs Christmas

It’s Christmas week babe,In our wild house,

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by Ger Smyth
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Tired and Grumpy, and that’s just Mummy

I believe the appropriate word is ugg.

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Special Needs Parenting: Christmas Shenanigans

With Christmas approaching faster than I am ready for, it seems routine that I find…

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by Brittney Baumgartner
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Special Needs Families: When your birthday rolls around

It has been nearly 365 days since we celebrated your sixth birthday. 

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by Jodi Shenal
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Sibling Love

When you have a child or children with additional or special needs, it’s amazing…

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by Rebecca Toal
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Waiting rooms and autism

Waiting is something both my children struggle with. 

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by Miriam Gwynne
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Special Needs Families: Tis the season

If you are like me, you are very very excited about the upcoming seasons and activities…

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by Brittney Baumgartner
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We deserve more!

One of the many things I struggle with, is being a step-parent

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by Brittney Baumgartner
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Fall Fashion for the Child with Special Needs

Wondering what you should put on your child's wardrobe shopping list this Fall?

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Special Needs Parenting: Back to School

The uniforms are bought and labelled, the beginning of the holidays are a distant…

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Playing it Safe or Brave Experiential Learning?

As the school holidays come to an end my energy levels are depleted, my patience…

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by Hayley Goleniowska
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Finally Back to School

Scream it from the top of the mountains in your bathrobe, because school is back…

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by Brittney Baumgartner
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12 Great Back to School Supplies for the Child with Special Needs

It's back to school time and while some traditional school supplies are needed…

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Special Needs Family: Nowhere he would have rather been

Our family went to a pool party a few weeks ago and on our way home I texted my girlfriend…

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by Melissa Schlemmer
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How to Survive Back to School

If like us the school holidays are a juggle of summer schemes, grandparents, childminders…

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by Claire Smyth
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Special Needs Parents: 5 things you should do on the first day of the new term

School holidays are one of those marmite subjects between special needs families…

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by Laura Moore
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The Kindness of Strangers

In today’s world, an act of kindness is appreciated now more than ever.

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by Jodi Shenal
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Special Needs: Thank you daddy

I do know where the ‘obsession’ came from. I am not sure I would call…

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by Ger Smyth
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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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