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Did Having a Son With a Disability Make Me a Better Parent to His ‘Typical’ Brother?

I'd better whisper this...(sometimes my typical child is harder work than my…

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The 3 People I Always Meet When I’m Out With My Disabled Child

So, I am mum to 2 amazing little boys: a 5 year old who is severely disabled and…

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20 Great Disability Quotes

"Disability is not a brave struggle or ‘courage in the face of adversity.’…

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10 things a child with a disability would say to inspire us everyday

Hey Mum, I just want to tell you I ache inside when I see you looking at…

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The Inclusive Books Every Child Should Know

May is Short Story Month, and we’re encouraging everyone to read and share…

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10 things you didn’t know about special needs Dads

In December 2008 my life changed forever, my first child was born, the most beautiful…

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Laughing at Cerebral Palsy: 5 Comedians with CP

There are lots of reasons we're happy about so many comedians with CP appearing…

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Lilo and Stitch Will Teach You Everything You Need to Know About Special Needs Family Participation

Lilo and Stitch is amazing. We love it. And it doesn't matter that we're…

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Animal Therapy for Children With Special Needs

Everyone is familiar with the idea of service or assistance animals – animals…

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15 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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Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month - Week 4

The final week (okay, ten days) of Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month and our myth-busting,…

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Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month - Week 3

Week three's myth-busting facts for Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month

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Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month - Week 2

March is CP Awareness month and the team at Firefly are helping with our daily facts.…

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How Do You Deal with People Parking Illegally in Disabled Spaces?

Firefly don’t like it if you park in disabled parking spots illegally. Do not…

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Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month - Week 1

March is CP Awareness month and the team at Firefly are playing our part. We're…

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International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health for Children and Youth (ICF-CY)

The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health, known more…

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Special Needs Parenting: My letter to a future employer

Birthday parties are a big deal for any child, but it’s never straightforward…

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Flying with Your GoTo Seat

In theory, it’s pretty easy to book a family holiday these days. Just a few…

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Parents of Kids With Disabilities Fear for Sibling Relationships

A survey by Firefly has found that 86% of parents feel that their child’s disability…

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Around the World with Sebastian: Travelling with a child with Cerebral Palsy

Sebastian is a world traveler. By the time he was 2 he had more stamps in his passport…

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Five Things Parents of Disabled Children Wish You Knew

Every one of us has the power to ruin a stranger’s day. Usually accidentally,…

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8 Ways the 3D Printing Revolution Will Help Children with Disabilities

Disabled children can require complex and expensive equipment, often…

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Relationship Advice Part 3 of 3: To parents dealing with a new Cerebral Palsy diagnosis

I've been writing this blog now since Zack was born. It began as a…

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Relationship Advice Part 2 of 3: To parents dealing with a new Cerebral Palsy diagnosis

Dealing with a new diagnosis of any kind is an indescribable event to take place.…

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Relationship Advice Part 1 of 3: To parents dealing with a child’s new Cerebral Palsy diagnosis

Dealing with a new diagnosis of any kind is an indescribable event to take place.…

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