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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Special Clothing for Special People

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

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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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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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Kids with Special Needs: So what? It’s just a pair of shoes!

There are a number of reasons we don’t do certain everyday things with Ethan.

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by Ger Smyth
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Free step-by-step guide to making the most of your Upsee

Now every parent and therapist can download a free step-by-step guide to maximising…

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Holiday Blues are Real When You Have a Child With Special Needs

Special needs parents are particularly susceptible to having a case of holiday blues. 

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Dear Husband, We’re a Special Needs Team…

Dear Husband (aka Special Needs SuperDad),

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What Happened to My Normal Life?

Wheeling Danny into the hospital for yet another procedure, I stopped to reflect…

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by Laura Robeson
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Look After Yourself - Raising a Child with a Disability

‘Jane, watch your back!’ I had a feeling I was being watched but didn’t…

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by Jane Ashton
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How to Make a Fidget: DIY Sensory Disorder Toys

As children of an occupational therapist, my kids are well-versed in the use…

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by Lauren Brukner
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Why You MUST Accept Help - Raising Children with Disabilities

Of all the things we have adapted to in this journey the thing I least expected to…

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Three Ways to Handle Unsolicited Advice from the ‘Grandma Club’

From the moment that it became apparent that I was pregnant with Mia, I noticed that…

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Stop Freaking Out, It’s Just Her Feeding Tube - Raising Children with Special Needs

You may have seen us in the cafe, in the park, or in a restaurant. No matter the…

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by Erika Fässler-Nelson
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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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