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Real life stories, issues and experiences of day to day life by parents and healthcare professionals.
‘Good friends show their love in times of trouble, not just in times of happiness’…
by Emily Sutton on 19th February, 2018
I grew up as one of four children. There were times when we were best friends and…
by Miriam Gwynne on 19th February, 2018
Alternatively, In Praise of the Stay at Home Dad.
by Carolyn Voisey on 29th May, 2017
When I think back to 2009 when William was born it is all a bit of a blur
by Laura Moore on 29th May, 2017
Nearly thirty years ago, Manchester welcomed this Southerner with open arms.
by Jane Scott on 26th May, 2017
Do you sometimes think that everything is up to you? That if you don’t…
by Mark Arnold on 26th May, 2017
I mean, just how sociable is social media?
by Angela Kelly on 24th May, 2017
As the parent of a disabled child I have a heartfelt wish to see a world that is…
by The Odd Sock Diary on 22nd May, 2017
Every morning I walk my chatting, bubbly girl to school and every morning I watch…
by Miriam Gwynne on 19th May, 2017
I have no problem with any mother who breastfeeds her baby in public.
by The Odd Sock Diary on 18th May, 2017
It’s the same date every year.15th of May.
by Ger Smyth on 15th May, 2017
We asked you, ‘What is the most positive or supportive thing anyone said to…
by Firefly Community on 12th May, 2017
One thing that I have never had to worry about when it comes to Zachariah’s…
by Rochelle Followes on 9th May, 2017
by Firefly Community on 9th May, 2017
Oliver is now three years old, and we have been blessed to only have follow up/ regular…
by Brittney Baumgartner on 8th May, 2017
From the Forum
by Firefly Community on 8th May, 2017
On Christmas Eve morning 2012, we stared at a little heart beating on an ultrasound…
by Vicky Martin on 5th May, 2017
April 11th, my little man Oliver celebrated his third birthday!
by Brittney Baumgartner on 5th May, 2017
The internet is a very valuable tool for parents like us, not just for research purposes…
by The Odd Sock Diary on 4th May, 2017
Did you know universities actually seek 'mature students' and some employers…
by Miriam Gwynne on 4th May, 2017
I’ve had a feeling for a while now – this is as good as it gets.
by Claire Smyth on 3rd May, 2017
From the ForumReal life confessions from special needs parents…
by Firefly Community on 3rd May, 2017
by Claire Smyth on 27th April, 2017
Our son is four years old and nonverbal. He does not speak, but he has a lot to say.
by Melissa Schlemmer on 27th April, 2017
If I could write a letter to myself, I would start with telling myself that it is…
by Brittney Baumgartner on 27th April, 2017
My son was just 21 months when we had our first appointment with a geneticist back…
It is mentioned over and over. It is put into conversation with doctors, physiologists…
by Ger Smyth on 26th April, 2017
Our son is diagnosed with global developmental delay.
by Melissa Schlemmer on 21st April, 2017
So, we have our meeting coming up with the Consultant to discuss Zachariah’s…
by Rochelle Followes on 21st April, 2017
It was our usual Saturday morning and ever since he had woken at 5:30am my non verbal…
by Miriam Gwynne on 21st April, 2017
I recently set up a joint meeting with some of the professionals involved in Freddie’s…
by The Odd Sock Diary on 14th April, 2017
I often wonder what my children are going to be like when they grow up,
by Jodie Eaton on 14th April, 2017