Special Needs

Special Needs

Real life stories, issues and experiences of day to day life by parents and healthcare professionals.

Special Needs Parents, CoppaFeel! This Month

Let’s talk about boobs, shall we? 

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Special Needs Mom: This is my story

Looking back at where I was three years ago, I would have never known the joy and…

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SPD Is Not Misbehaving

I have two children with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). The symptoms and triggers…

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Planning A Holiday

Planning a holiday with a child as medically complex as Hugh can be somewhat challenging…

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Angelman Syndrome - Logan’s Story

To help raise awareness of Angelman Syndrome, The Angelman Syndrome Foundation has…

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The definitive guide to talking to a special needs parent

It seems like everywhere you turn, there is another article listing five, ten even…

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Blended Diet for Tube Fed Kids – Our Journey

If you had told me this time last year that I would be tube feeding my child 100%…

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Educational Games and Activities for Visual and Tactile Learners

Many individuals who have autism or other special needs are visual and tactile learners,…

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When People Do Not Believe the Diagnosis

I promised myself I wouldn’t be like them. Those moms with a chip on their…

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Out and about

The days are getting longer. whoop! This means, for us at least, a return to family…

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You can’t care for your child if you don’t care for yourself

Being a parent is tiring and difficult, being a parent to a child with special needs…

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Searching for Answers

After a short stint in the neo-natal unit due to being born with pneumonia, Hugh…

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If I could travel back to the day of my daughter’s diagnosis, I’d say this…

Diagnosis can come at different times for everyone.

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The awkward moment your child points at mine: how to turn awkwardness into positivity

Yes, I saw the look of horror on your face as we rolled our adaptive stroller into…

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How To Survive Being Friends With a Special Needs Parent

It can be hard to be a friend to a special needs parent sometimes. We can be highly…

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Music to feed the soul

Music first entered our lives in the hospital.  Looking back on it now, I realize…

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How To Help During a Medical Crisis

One beautiful and unseasonably warm fall day many years ago my husband and I found…

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Starting school - not so scary after all

One of the huge moments in any child’s life is the day you start school. 

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Everyday Sensory Fun

Four year old Twinkle has Sensory Processing Disorder, something I’d not really…

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Do the cons of botox for mobility outweigh the pros?

Early December we went for Bella’s 3rd round of Botox.

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My son is almost ready for a hoist - why is it so hard to accept?

This year we are going to be having some adaptions done to our bungalow to make it…

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by Jane Ashton
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Learning Her Diagnosis

It was one of those days that we expected to be like many others at our children’s…

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One-sided conversations with my non-verbal child

If you were to see me out and about with Mia, you’d think we were having a…

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A New Year - A New Challenge

So New Year and all the new year resolutions that come with it. This year I’ve…

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When did this become so normal?

I had a bit of a moment today. Sat in Starbucks (again) #dontjudge I was feeding…

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Preparing My Child for Big Life Changes

It’s safe to say BIG changes are coming my son’s way, and fast.

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Don’t Call My Kid Dumb

One thing I absolutely hate hearing is “What’s wrong with your kid and…

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The GoTo Shop

​Do you have a favourite supermarket? I do, it’s Tesco. I like my Clubcard…

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You soon find out who your friends are…

It’s a bit of a cliché isn’t it – you soon find out who…

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Blended Diet – Giving everyone a choice about what they eat with a feeding tube

Cerys had a gingerbread biscuit today. She is two and really liked it. 

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“Totes Emosh!” - A Heart-Melting Message from 15-Year-Old Emily to her Little Sister

I’d like to do something a little different today.  

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“Dear Outraged Onlooker, I Know It’s Cold, But You Try Keeping Clothes on This Kid”

I am writing an open letter to the people in our town. 

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