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It’s Okay to Mourn

My daughter is now 17 months and I have only just accepted that it is ok to mourn.

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Dear Specialist

We have waited many months for your appointment. Questions have been forming in my…

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Sensory Saturday

Our son attends occupational, physical, and speech therapy weekly. Each therapist…

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by Melissa Schlemmer
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Sensory Sundays at Chuck E. Cheese

Chuck E. Cheese known for family fun, games and delicious food has launched Sensory…

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by Firefly Community
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Halloween in a CP world

Lately, I seem to be suffering with grumpy negative whinger disease. Honestly, I…

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by Ceri-Ann Brown
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Our therapist’s greatest gift

I rock my 7 year old son with special needs to sleep every night. I hold him in…

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by Claire Smyth
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Raising kids with special needs: More than a meltdown

​Some individuals with special needs battle with some very difficult challenges,…

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by Faith, Hope and Love
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Happy Special Needs Halloween

It's October and autumn's display of natural color changing beauty is in…

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by Faith, Hope and Love
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Four Ways To Avoid a Sensory Nightmare

Halloween can be overwhelming for a child with special needs who has SPD or more…

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by Stacy Warden
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Let Small Hands Make Big Messes: Special Needs Parenting

Children with special needs can sometimes make bigger messes than their typical peers.…

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Sensory Bags For The Kid Who Eats Everything

Adelaide tries to mouth and chew everything. Most likely a combination of her neuro-disability…

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by Lyndse Ballew
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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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by Joyful Journey Mom
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Everyday Sensory Fun

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

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by The Inclusive Home
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A Sensory Calendar Update

​So as we pass the halfway point of the advent - I thought I’d give you an…

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by Firefly Community
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Firefly Garden’s Sensory Advent Calendar

​So it was with much excitement that we headed down the stairs on the 1st of December…

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by Firefly Community
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Sensory Advent Calendar

Firefly Garden Community Manager, Claire Smyth explains why she finds Christmas a…

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Great Sensory Apps for Kids with Special Needs

As well as being diagnosed with cerebral palsy, Oscar is also visually impaired.…

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