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National Hug Day

Milestones... we all wait and wait for them to come and then we celebrate the tiniest…

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A Poster Girl for Disability

Years ago, we had a disastrous meal out. Pearl was present but not yet born, perhaps…

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by Jane Scott
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Dear Special Needs Mom (On Mother’s Day)

Dear Special Needs Mom, Today I stood and watched you lower a ramp from your vehicle,…

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by Stacy Warden
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Mothers, unite!

I can’t possibly be the only Mum who has noticed this; our children and families…

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by Carolyn Voisey
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A Poem About A Very Special Little Girl

Here is something a little different from what I usually post. I wrote this poem…

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by Ceri-Ann Brown
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I Hope you Dance

There is a certain amount of freedom that naturally comes with becoming a teenager.…

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by I Love Your Brain
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A home and a workplace?

I’ve never worked from home. Unless you count when I was studying for my degree,…

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by Purely Lora
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Fun, not therapy

My daughter, Miss Z, has multiple disabilities.  She can’t sit independently,…

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by One of the Wonders
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IMAGINE

With access to pretty much anything you can think of available on the Internet, we…

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by I Love Your Brain
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The quick way to avoid internet scare stories

Recently, I made a decision. Until the end of my pregnancy, I am done with the Internet,…

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by Telina Knight
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Finding Your Place in the Dark – Getting the Right Information as an SN Parent

Picture this: You are placed in a pitch black room that you have never been in before…

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by Ceri-Ann Brown
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Solving the back-to-work dilemma

When we received Oliver's diagnosis, I had no idea that I was also receiving…

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by Brittney Baumgartner
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The Naughty Step

When you have a child that is delayed, has reduced mobility and doesn’t show…

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Stockholm Syndrome

As the parent of a child with complex medical needs, I’ve spent a lot of time…

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Making Provisions

As my father will attest there was a point – when I was 6 or 7 – when…

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Here’s my secret weapon for surviving long hospital visits…

Oliver has had countless tests throughout his life so far. For every test, we always…

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Special needs parenting: “I could never do what you do”

I am a trained nurse. However, I’ve chosen to hang up my nursing hat for a…

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by Rebecca Toal
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5 Things this Special Needs Mom Will Never Say

This illness has been a blessing in disguise - It is my opinion that no parent…

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Smith-Magenis Syndrome United Kingdom Conference

At the St. Johns Hotel in Solihull, preparations are being made for the 2015 Smith-Magenis…

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Sleep – it’s a necessity, not just an option

When Miss Z was a baby, she was a terrible sleeper.  She rarely slept more than…

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Thank you for making me a better person, son

Sometimes with the hustle and bustle of everyday life consisting of school, homework,…

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by Telina Knight
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“I admit it, I’m scared for my son as he grows up” - Raising a Child With a Disability

We celebrate every bit of my son’s growth and development.

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by Laura Robeson
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Non-verbal Woes

It's hard when you know that something is wrong with your child but you don't…

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There are therapies… and then there is Snowdrop

Is it just me, or do you sometimes feel like your child collects medical professionals…

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by Carolyn Voisey
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What to get for the child who has everything

On 15th April my little miracle celebrates his 4th Birthday. 4 years. How on Earth…

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When did life get so complicated?! Cars, motability and general ramblings…

OK, I’ll agree that I seem to make a habit of taking on too much. I’ll…

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Learning to Live With my Child’s Chronic Illness

One of the hardest things for me to to deal with when my daughter was first diagnosed…

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Don’t Talk with Your Mouth Full!

“I wamp!” Garrett yelled out from his kitchen chair. Or, at least, he…

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by taleS froM the trencheS
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Of penny pinching and asking for help

When Sam was 2yrs old I went part-time at work and it was fab I loved having more…

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by Carolyn Voisey
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When your child doesn’t like to touch

I remember before my son Gabriel was born excitedly telling my then four-year- old…

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The Power of Music

I have many memories that come to mind when I hear a particular song. The song we…

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