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Special Needs

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

Being a Single Special Needs Parent for a Week

Parenting is… TOUGH, isn’t it? Parenting a child with extra physical,…

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Little Acts of Kindness

I always want to see the good in people; irritatingly, I have often been disappointed. 

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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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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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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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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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It’s Ok to Ask

We were sitting in a waiting room and a little boy not even 6 years old was watching…

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The Dark Side to Special Needs Parenting

An outsider looking in might just think that our lives are doom and gloom with a…

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Disciplining Children With Special Needs

When my daughter, Bethany was two years old, she was diagnosed with a brain tumor.…

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Hop it, Easter Bunny!

There’ve been a couple of occasions when I’ve been accused of being cruel…

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Meet Twincess

It is fair to say that one of the most dis-respective things about peoples reaction…

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Changing gear

So far, March has been busy/chaotic/stressful… even more so than usual! After…

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Growing up too fast?

I had a shock today with my 7 year old daughter...I discovered underarm hair. The…

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Reaching out to other parents of kids with special needs

We had known each other once before, in school, but had lost touch for many years. …

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by Emily Barbero
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“Dear illegal parker…”

I have a square, blue card in the window of my minivan that is boldly imprinted…

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Learning to Juggle, and not always keeping all the balls in the air!

My name is Carolyn and I have a confession – I’m a working mother to…

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Unpacking Special Needs Feelings

I was cleaning up our basement, a disaster really of piles that just need to be sold…

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Mum’s in Hospital

When Jack went into hospital for major surgery I really wasn’t expecting it…

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Becoming a full time carer for my daughter with Cerebral Palsy

A few years ago; before all of this, I was very much a free spirit, very excitable…

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Don’t Count Me Out:  Cerebral Palsy Awareness

Cerebral Palsy is a condition that impairs muscle coordination, which is typically…

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by Noah’s Miracle
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How long?!

So. Sam, as I have mentioned before, is a tall little dude.  And is now far…

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The importance of Friendships and Social Opportunities for Children With Special Needs

Humans are social creatures!  We all needs friends and opportunities to socialize…

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Special needs parenting: a ‘thank you’ to teachers and therapists

‘Bravo Mia!’ These are the words that guide me down the hall to Mia’s…

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