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I am a bit of a plant geek.

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In Honour of the Superhumans

No, I’m not referring here to the men and women who compete in the Paralympics…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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