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

My Non-Verbal Son Can Communicate

Our son is four years old and nonverbal. He does not speak, but he has a lot to say.

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Red Nose Day

This is a well known day that has been running yearly since 1998; helping globally,…

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Calling Northern Ireland children’s charities…

To celebrate Tesco's 20th anniversary in Northern Ireland, it is joining…

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Charity & Grant Funding: Caudwell Children - Treatment & Surgery

You can apply to Caudwell Children to help with funding for treatment and surgery…

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Charity & Grant Funding: Cerebra Grants

The Cerebra Grant Scheme funds up to 80% of the cost of equipment and services to…

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Donna’s Dream House

Providing free holidays for terminally ill children in Blackpool (UK). 

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Charity & Grant Funding: Jessie’s Fund

Jessie’s Fund supports children with disabilities through the therapeutic use…

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Charity & Grant Funding: Destination Dreams

Holidays of a lifetime for children fighting life threatening illnesses and their…

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Charity & Grant Funding: Caudwell - Enable Sport

Funding specialist equipment for disabled athletes.

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Newlife: Free Equipment Now Available

​Newlifeable has FREE equipment ready for you. Newlife is a UK based charity that…

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Special Needs Fundraising Top Tips

Rightly or wrongly things designed for disability cost more than ‘mainstream’…

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Special Needs Fundraising: Make-A-Wish Foundation (UK)

Make-A-Wish grants magical wishes to children and young people fighting life-threatening…

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Special Needs Fundraising: Newlife Play Therapy Pods

There is probably a box of unused toys in every home of a child with special needs.…

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Charity & Grant Funding: Family Fund

Family Fund - Who Are They? The largest provider of grants to low income families…

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I had no idea service dogs helped with other disabilities

Seeing-eye dogs are among the first pets trained to help a person with a disability…

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