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Finding Physical Activities Your Child Loves

Do you ever find it tough to choosing the right physical activities for your child…

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The highs and lows of an EHCP

We all know that parenting a child with complex needs comes with its fair share of…

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When People ask what is “wrong” with my Daughter

Until Amy came into our lives, I hadn’t quite realised just how nosey…

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Special Needs Fundraising: Those wonderful wish granters…

A year ago, I filled in an application to the Make a Wish charity, not really believing…

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by Carolyn Voisey
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Pick self up, dust self off, special needs style…

After having a bit of a pity party for one, I’ve now dragged myself off the…

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Strangers In A Parking Lot: Raising a Child with Disabilities

"You have no consideration. No consideration." We were next to a disabled…

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by Lyndse Ballew
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Physiotherapy: The stuff of nightmares

I’m sure many a special needs parent has nightmares about it. I know I have.…

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Special Needs Parenting: A Date with Ourselves

I’ve been asked out on a date.

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I’m a Bad Person Now: Raising Children with Disabilities

Since having my daughter I have noticed that it seems to be a common preconception…

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My Special Needs Wish List

It's been a funny week one way or another. Sam's doing brilliantly on a blended…

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by Carolyn Voisey
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Autism - Please don’t take my sunshine away

When my son was born, he was in a really poor condition after being starved of oxygen. …

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Why I never grieved over my child’s diagnosis

More than half my pregnancies ended in miscarriage.  Each time it happened I…

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A Special Needs Grandad

I want to tell you about my Dad. As well as being a brilliant Dad, he is also a rather…

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Why my Dad is a Superdad, by Freddie

My Dad is a Superdad. My dad is a Superdad because… By Freddie aged 6.

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Inclusive Shopping: The GoTo Shop Trolley

As everyone with children will know, shopping can be hard when you’ve got to…

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by Emmy Heaton
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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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“Actually, It’s a Wheelchair”

A few months ago, we bought Charlie’s first wheelchair. It’s designed…

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by Fiona Russo
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The Communication Diary: Let’s talk…

Do you ever feel a tinge of sorrow when you wave your child off to school, or somewhere…

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Don’t Say it Unless You Mean It:  Special Needs Parenting

We’ve all been there: “I’ll call you for coffee next week”…

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One for the Special Needs Dads…

​One for the Dads.. (This all from personal experience, I know no two families…

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Priorities change when you have a child with Special Needs

Boy how my priorities have shifted since a certain little girl entered my life. I…

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For Better or Worse (in praise of Loulou’s Daddy)

When I first saw Loulou’s Daddy many years ago at University I fancied him…

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Why I Love My Father: A Special Needs Father’s Day Tribute

‘An effective father devotes himself to become an instrument and model of human…

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7 Things Special Needs Parents Are Not Afraid To Say

1. "You’re Fired" If you think that Donald Trump coined this phrase,…

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When it all goes to @$%£!

There are days when I feel like I could take on the world.  Today is not one…

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Classroom Therapy is Not As Scary As I Thought

If you would have talked to me last December about Matthew transitioning from…

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12 Tips for Special Needs Dads

​A little disclaimer before we get cracking: I’m writing this from the perspective…

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Splash

We haven’t taken Twinkle swimming since she was a tiny, around a year old.…

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by The Inclusive Home
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Parking

You didn’t want to listen. You saw what you wanted to see. The following conversation…

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by Ian Brown
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The Beauty of Communication: Special Needs Parenting

I remember clearly as if it were yesterday, hearing the little cries of the other babies…

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by Rebecca Toal
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Accidental Advocate

When I became a parent to a child with special needs, I also became an accidental…

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When time stops still for a moment

There are four words which, when said together, never cease to make me see red and…

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