Special Needs

Special Needs

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It is Summer

Yep; for most parents they relish the lack of routine, the lack of having to get…

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Special Needs

Product Review: EazyHold Grips

I saw an advert a few months back asking Firefly followers to review the Eazyhold…

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Alexa: Your New Best Friend

Parenting a child with special needs is demanding. You may be wishing for some…

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Using the Playpak in a School Setting

Jesse’s Story Jesse is a fun Kindergarten student who attends elementary (primary)…

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Firefly Launches New Playpak Therapy Programme

There’s no doubt that there’s lots of fun to be had with Playpak! But…

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The Marvellous Scooot

Just before Christmas we decided to invest in a Scooot for the little man; he’s…

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Hip-Pose

An ultrasound scan revealed that Lucy was extended breech and consequently a C section…

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Hatch that Idea: Special Needs Changing Bag

​The Firefly Garden is supporting Hatch in its market research of new product ideas…

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Pramhead - Find the perfect Special Needs Buggy or not!

There’s a well known website I wish I’d known about years ago called…

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Regional Driving Assessment Service: Special Needs Car Seats

​Hugh’s first car seat was a fancy little infant carrier that attached neatly…

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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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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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GoTo Shop Campaign

Dear Firefly Friend My son Daniel is 6, he has profound and multiple learning difficulties.…

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In praise of the P-pod

Oh, how much do we love this piece of kit?!  For those who don’t know,…

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Hatching New Special Needs Ideas

You know when you just need a thing? You know……? A thing to help with…

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DM Orthotics – The Benefits of Dynamic Movement Orthoses

Dynamic Elastomeric Fabric Orthoses – DEFO’s (Lycra orthoses) were first…

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Coming soon…

The Firefly Finder We’re very excited to announce that our new Firefly Finder…

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(Not such a baby anymore) baby wearing

When Twinkle was born we didn’t know she had special needs, that was something…

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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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Kidz up North

The Firefly Garden had an amazing day at Kidz up North in EventCity, Manchester.

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5 Simple Homemade Toys for a child with Cerebral Palsy

Children find fun in some very weird and wonderful things.

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The AIPAC Conference, Dallas 2014 - The Invite

Stacy reflects on the AIPAC Conference in Dallas where she spoke about her experience…

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16 Amazing Things To Do in Your GoTo Seat

The GoTo Seat has been a revelation for many of our Firefly Friends trying to get involved…

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Zack zips about in his GoTo Seat

When Zack was little going to the supermarket on my own, meant pushing him round…

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