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Real life stories, issues and experiences of day to day life by parents and healthcare professionals.
Being a carer and parent to a child can have a huge impact on your health.
by Ann Hickman on 25th April, 2018
Do you ever find it tough to choosing the right physical activities for your child…
by Rebecca Toal on 23rd April, 2018
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 The Odd Sock Diary 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
When my son was a bouncing baby I loved the pumpkin/skeleton themed romper suits…
by Zowie Kaye on 27th October, 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
I remember when I was about 6 and was sent to bed as it was 8 o’clock and past…
by Zowie Kaye on 22nd September, 2017
My son is about to start year 5 primary this September; back in year 3 when we had…
by Zowie Kaye on 8th September, 2017
The uniforms are bought and labelled, the beginning of the holidays are a distant…
I can see that confused look when someone speaks to you and you are desperately trying…
by Miriam Gwynne on 31st August, 2017
I work for a company that is a great British Institution and one of its current marketing…
by Zowie Kaye on 16th February, 2017
Fashion, Special Needs
Irish retailer Dunnes Stores has launched a range of clothing for children with special…
by Firefly Community on 21st November, 2016
Special Needs, Health & Beauty
When a child seems to be propelled by a motor; always running, completing schoolwork…
by Jodi Shenal on 17th October, 2016
Cole will be graduating from middle school in ten days. He’s spent the…
by I Love Your Brain on 3rd June, 2016
by Miriam Gwynne on 5th May, 2016