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

Special Needs Parenting: What a difference a year makes

“He who laughs most, learns best” – John Cleese.  In September…

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Special Needs Parenting: Acceptance is key

Few of us knew about our children’s conditions before they were born and even…

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5 Benefits to Blogging

It's true that bloggers write incredibly powerfully about special needs and mental…

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Thank You for Seeing My Son for Him

When Oliver was diagnosed with spina bifida, Aaron and I knew that we would soon…

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Tesco to roll out the GoTo Shop Trolley

​Have you heard the news? 500 Tesco stores across the UK will soon have Firefly…

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Special Needs Bloggers: Interview with Emily Heaton

Through their blog posts we share in the lives of our Firefly Garden Special Needs…

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Greener Across the Pond? Exploring Special Needs Differences Between the US & UK

They say the grass is always greener on the other side. But is it when you have a…

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Coming soon…

The Firefly Finder We’re very excited to announce that our new Firefly Finder…

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The Sod’s Law of Special Needs Parenting 

Being a parent is a lot about planning but even more so if you are a special needs…

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Changing Places Conference 2015

If I’m completely honest I wasn’t really looking forward to the very…

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Has being a Special Needs Parent made you superstitious?

Friday the 13th .... Would having a therapy or hospital appointment on Friday 13th…

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VAT Relief for Disabled Children

VAT Relief for Disabled Children Research shows that families in the UK with disabled…

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Let’s talk about our mental health…

Hi, I’m a special needs mum. Oh you are too? Great, let’s talk about…

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Unlucky?

David has never said the word ‘Mum’, yet I regularly shout at my kids…

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Merry Christmas from the Firefly Garden

A Christmas Message from the Firefly Garden… Wishing you ALL a very Merry…

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Faces of the Firefly Garden - Our Winners

​Last week our Judges chose the winners for our Faces of the Firefly Garden competition.…

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Firefly Playpak GIVEAWAY

Kara reflects on her time at Firefly back in April. Read more here.

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Kidz up North

The Firefly Garden had an amazing day at Kidz up North in EventCity, Manchester.

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