Special Needs

Special Needs

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

Special Needs Parents, CoppaFeel! This Month

Let’s talk about boobs, shall we? 

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Special Needs Mom: This is my story

Looking back at where I was three years ago, I would have never known the joy and…

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ADHD Awareness

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) affects children & teens and…

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When your autistic child has no impulse control

I took my 8 year old son with me to a shop to get some basic things I needed that…

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Autism: Changing Seasons

I remember when I was about 6 and was sent to bed as it was 8 o’clock and past…

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P word preparations: Puberty!

My son is about to start year 5 primary this September; back in year 3 when we had…

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Special Needs Parenting: Back to School

The uniforms are bought and labelled, the beginning of the holidays are a distant…

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For all the misunderstood girls and women with autism

I can see that confused look when someone speaks to you and you are desperately trying…

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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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Fashion, Special Needs

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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Special Needs, Health & Beauty

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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