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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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Five things I’ve learned about epilepsy since my son’s diagnosis

1. Not all seizures are the same Prior to my son’s epilepsy diagnosis, I’d…

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I would be Lost without mum: Special Needs Parenting

I am acutely aware that not everyone has a Mum prepared to drop everything to help,…

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by Carolyn Voisey
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Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

This week we got the news that the Council are happy with the plans for Sam’s…

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by Carolyn Voisey
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What is it like to parent a child with epilepsy?

Epilepsy is a condition estimated to affect more than 500,000 people in the UK, including…

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by Laura Rutherford
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Special Needs Parenting: Find the Ability in Disability

I was recently approached by someone who told me they were praying for Zachariah,…

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by Rochelle Followes
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In Defence of the Stay at Home Mum

Negative assumptions are something I have come to expect. Nevertheless I am still…

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by The Odd Sock Diary
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World Health Day

I am advised that April the 7th is "World Health Day". This makes…

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by Ceri-Ann Brown
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Find the Ability in the Disability

I was recently approached by someone who told me they were praying for Zachariah,…

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by Rochelle Followes
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I Have Learned a Lesson

I have learned a lesson recently. A few things have happened that have led me to…

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by Ceri-Ann Brown
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We Must Always Be Kind

When I was pregnant so many people said to me "get used to no sleep!!"…

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by Ceri-Ann Brown
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The Future of Us

It amazes me that of all places, pivotal, life affirming moments continue to find…

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by Jodi Shenal
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Just Why Are There So Many Special Needs Blogs?

It’s a valid question for the genuinely curious.

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by Hayley Goleniowska
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Epilepsy - Seize the Moment

Let me just start here by saying seizures SUCK.

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by Emmy Heaton
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Don’t Be Scared

He may look small, but his size does not set him back. He may look fragile, but his…

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by Brittney Baumgartner
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To the Person that Told me my Son Wasn’t Autistic

I thought getting a diagnosis would be easy. 

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by Kate Swenson
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I’m Not Ranting, but Please Stop Using That Word

I know many people feel like they’ve been bombarded with blog posts and articles…

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by Jodi Shenal
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St Patrick’s Day

Internationally celebrated. Our small island and our patron Saint, St. Patrick celebrated…

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by Ger Smyth
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Confessions of the Overly Organised

I was watching an episode of the television show Speechless last week. …

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by Stacy Warden
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Epilepsy Doesn’t Care

Epilepsy doesn’t care that you have planned a lovely day out. Epilepsy doesn’t…

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by Rochelle Followes
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5 Pitfalls of Blogging About Your Family

Blogging is not always plain sailing. I have experienced many times where I have…

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by Hayley Goleniowska
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Special Needs Parenting: Giving thanks to the monitor

There are some days when the tiredness still pulls me up short. 

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by Carolyn Voisey
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It’s Not A Secret

It's not a secret that you can't walk Although we truly believed you would

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by Emily Sutton
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Special Needs Parenting: The newness of things

Today, meteorlogically at least, is the last day of winter… in order to make…

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by Carolyn Voisey
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Update! Update! Read All About It!

The monthly update on the Hinkley household does not bring much change, a little…

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by Brittney Baumgartner
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Signs of Life

I remember it like it was yesterday; pulling the car up onto the driveway and hearing…

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by Emily Sutton
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Who Would You Be?

I hate this thought, it only comes to me when I'm alone. 

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by Emmy Heaton
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Adjusting my Dreams for the Future as an Autism Mom

When I was pregnant with my first born I would spend hours thinking about his future.…

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by Kate Swenson
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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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by Zowie Kaye
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Perspective

It's all a matter of perspective. This is what I keep having to tell myself when…

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by Ceri-Ann Brown
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Special Needs Parenting: New best friends

As many parents including myself have before, we’ve all shared how disheartening…

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by Brittney Baumgartner
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Surgery Day

I’m remarkably calm, as I sit with J sipping far too hot coffee out of a lidded…

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by Carolyn Voisey
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