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Real life stories, issues and experiences of day to day life by parents and healthcare professionals.
I love when the clocks go forward, the weather is warmer and the nights lighter,…
by Miriam Gwynne on 18th June, 2018
Perhaps never before has humanity lived in such a self-centred, self-obsessed, self-serving,…
by Mark Arnold on 18th June, 2018
by Mark Arnold on 18th June, 2018
I love my Daddy because…
by Rebecca Toal on 15th June, 2018
For all those years growing up dreaming of having my own family and becoming a mum,…
by Naomi Aldridge on 14th June, 2018
I’ve been reading again: always a risky activity, because reading starts me…
by 47 Stripey Socks on 30th May, 2018
This is the key to a day out together for my son and me.
by 47 Stripey Socks on 18th May, 2018
I am slowly learning to take the good with the bad. It is so easy to dwell on all…
by Ceri-Ann Brown on 14th May, 2018
I have been on antidepressants ever since being diagnosed with depression as a teenager.
by Rebecca Shayler-Adams on 14th May, 2018
I’ve owned a Victorinox Swiss Army penknife like this since a school trip to…
by Mark Arnold on 14th May, 2018
She greeted me with a warm handshake.
by Ger Smyth on 14th May, 2018
I am fortunate to have a big family – and a close one!
by Zowie Kaye on 14th May, 2018
Being a carer and parent to a child can have a huge impact on your health.
by Ann Hickman on 25th April, 2018
Often the starting point for any organisation looking to be more inclusive of children…
by Mark Arnold on 18th April, 2018
There’s a time and place for most things.
by Ger Smyth on 13th April, 2018
It’s been an extremely difficult few months in the Followes' residence.
by Rochelle Followes on 12th April, 2018
My brother is different.
by Mark Arnold on 9th April, 2018
Yes, the time of year for chocolate indulgence; well, this mama is well into a successful,…
by Zowie Kaye on 26th March, 2018
“We have done the impossible and that makes us mighty.”
by Jodi Shenal on 26th March, 2018
Everybody has it.
by Brittney Baumgartner on 22nd March, 2018
Does the Down’s Syndrome Advantage confer any benefits on other members of…
by 47 Stripey Socks on 19th March, 2018
Are children with Down's Syndrome really easier to raise than those with other…
The Story of Jess Chippendale
by Laura Moore on 8th March, 2018
Who is She? She is the one we seek comfort from.
by Ger Smyth on 5th March, 2018
I recently watched the film Ground Hog Day. If you haven’t watched the film,…
by Rebecca Shayler-Adams on 19th January, 2018
Out with 2017 and in with the brand new 2018.
by Rebecca Shayler-Adams on 11th January, 2018
I don’t make New year resolutions, I never keep them .I felt guilty about not…
by Ger Smyth on 9th January, 2018
I had this perfect plan in my head of how I would tell my son about his autism diagnosis.
by Zowie Kaye on 21st December, 2017
I am one of those people that like to have everything bought for Christmas by August.
by Rebecca Shayler-Adams on 14th December, 2017
Yes this is a picture of my son eating his dinner while sitting on a windowsill. Hardly…
by Miriam Gwynne on 20th November, 2017
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) affects children & teens and…
by Ger Smyth on 16th October, 2017
I took my 8 year old son with me to a shop to get some basic things I needed that…
by Miriam Gwynne on 5th October, 2017