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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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Random Acts of Kindness

I work for a company that is a great British Institution and one of its current marketing…

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Dunnes Stores launch clothing range for kids with special needs (ages 3-14)

Irish retailer Dunnes Stores has launched a range of clothing for children with special…

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Exercise – Vital for the Child with Autism, and his Mom

When a child seems to be propelled by a motor; always running, completing schoolwork…

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Graduation Day

Cole will be graduating from middle school in ten days. He’s spent the…

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Raising kids with special needs: I speak on her behalf

​My older daughter is not shy with her opinions. From a very early age, she made…

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The Compassion of a Special Needs Sibling

I sat across from his teacher. I was anxious about what she was going to tell…

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My mother’s greatest gift to me: Her love for my disabled son

It was a struggle to pick a suitable title, because the likes of ‘Supergran’…

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Do you know what ‘ableism’ means?

As the parent of a daughter with multiple disabilities, I am gravely concerned about…

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Special Needs Parenting: Mummy’s Baby!

​I never used ‘baby talk’ with my children – I could never see…

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Special Needs Families: Wills & Trusts

What does the future mean to you? If you’d asked me this in my teens I’d…

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Special Needs Parenting: Elephants in the Room

It is a common misconception that most babies with Down’s Syndrome are born…

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Educational Games and Activities for Visual and Tactile Learners

Many individuals who have autism or other special needs are visual and tactile learners,…

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Special Needs and Homeschooling Blog LinkUp

A Special Needs and Homeschooling blog link up shared from the Firefly Garden. ​Read…

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