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Why I Hate End of Term as a Parent of an Autistic Child

I love when the clocks go forward, the weather is warmer and the nights lighter,…

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Autistic Pride Day - Because He’s Worth It!

Perhaps never before has humanity lived in such a self-centred, self-obsessed, self-serving,…

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Thank-You Mum

For me, the saying, “life doesn’t come with a manual, it comes with a…

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Valentine’s Day is Different Now

It was once a day where you rushed through the front door, waving your handmade masterpiece…

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by Ger Smyth
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Saint Valentine and Seizures

When you think of Valentine’s Day, I suspect you think of cards, flowers, hearts…

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by Emma Murphy
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Christmas with Autism

Christmas time, a season of roasted chestnuts as you walk down the high street, a…

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by Rebecca Shayler-Adams
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Special Needs Parenting: Avoiding Holiday Stress

Christmas is fast approaching and with it comes a magnitude of things to do. 

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by Angela Kelly
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Halloween isn’t like it used to be

It’s just not the same. It’s not like the Halloweens of my childhood...does…

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by Ger Smyth
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Special Needs: The Halloween Dread

This month is Halloween. The day where children go trick or treating and dress up…

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Trick or Treat in my Wheelchair

Oh boy! The excitement is in the air, and it has hit my household in full force. 

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by Brittney Baumgartner
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Thinking of the Special Needs Moms that are Struggling on Mother’s Day

After a long night caring and keeping your child with special needs safe, comfortable…

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by Stacy Warden
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Mother’s Day

Before I became a mum I tried for a long time to get pregnant and was even told by…

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by Zowie Kaye
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International Women’s Day

So this day is a global day to celebrate women, unity, reflection, advocacy and action.…

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The New Christmas Gift Rule: Kids

I saw an idea on Pinterest a couple of years ago and thought it was excellent.  

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by Angelyn Harrenstein
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The difficulties of Birthday and Christmas wish lists when your child has global delay

It's that time of year already! As soon as October begins I know I have to face…

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by Miriam Gwynne
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By a Special Needs Dad: Unanswered Questions, What Ifs and Escaping the Void

Last year, as Father’s Day approached, I jotted down some thoughts about my…

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Keeping Romance Alive

Special needs parenting has a way of chiseling away at romance.   Between…

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