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Special Needs

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

Special Needs: What is the “real world”?

Does the ‘real world’ only apply to non-disabled people?

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Wheelchair stresses in the summer

This is our second summer having a wheelchair.

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Special Needs Parenting: I Never Thought

I have been thinking lately about a few of things I had thought after I gave birth…

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by Ger Smyth
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Dear Teacher

I know you are doing a wonderful job. My child goes to school happy most days and…

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by Miriam Gwynne
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Comfee Seat

We started the process months ago.We talked about it.

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by Ger Smyth
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The Electric Wheelchair

We’ve had it for almost two years now. At first it was daunting; going out…

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by Ger Smyth
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Rare Disease and the Dangers of “Dr Google”

It’s very daunting when a member of your family is diagnosed with a rare disease,…

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by Jodie Eaton
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Why Meryl Streep’s Acceptance Speech Spoke to Me

Five minutes after the crowd in The Beverly Hilton ended their standing ovation,…

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What I learnt in 2016

Dear 2016, 

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by Ger Smyth
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New rule - No Comparing: Special Needs Parenting

I vividly remember a conversation I had with a friend when our son started physical…

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by Melissa Schlemmer
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D is for…Diagnosis: Special Needs Parenting

I have a snap shot memory. 

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by Sam Bowen
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Children’s Hospice - Another world

“It’s OK Mum” I whisper, “She’s real” but even…

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by Sam Bowen
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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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Rare conditions are an all-too-common story

I stepped out of the paediatric intensive care unit for a breath of fresh air.

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Noah’s Rare Disease Story

You could be forgiven for thinking ‘Why us?’ if your child is diagnosed…

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No Longer Alone:  Finding Another SMS Family

My husband, Charlie searched through his wallet and pulled out our son’s kindergarten…

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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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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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World Smith-Magenis Syndrome Day

Our journey with Smith Magenis Syndrome “Don’t wipe your hands on the…

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