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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) affects children & teens and…

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A single heartbeat,  Constant tears,   There wasn’t enough, …

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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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Eight Charities Flying the Flag for Special Needs Family Participation

There are millions of worthy causes around the world, but we all have our favourites…

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This will make you smile

A beautiful video for World Down Syndrome Day (21 March 2014)

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Progress on New Supermarket Trolleys for Kids with Disabilities

Good news! UK retailer, Sainsbury's, invited Firefly and special needs wonder-mum…

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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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‘My Brother, Teddy’

We love this! Watch Emma talk about her brother Teddy, who has cerebral palsy.

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The Best Advice You’ve Ever Heard on Raising a Child with a Disability

Parents whose child has a disability get a lot of advice, most of it is well-intended…

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Super Seth travels the world - Part 3 of 4

Having left Australia, temporarily anyway, where we completely fell for the laid…

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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 Family Camping: Camp John Marc

For this blog post, I wanted to write and brag about a certain camp we attended this…

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Raising kids with special needs: Working moms V Stay at home moms

We usually see the arguments on mommy groups or see it referenced in commercials…

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B Facebook ‘On this Day’ - A kick in the stomach for Special Needs Parents

The majority of us use Facebook; we all know what Facebook is, even those who don't…

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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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Birthday Party Tips For Kids With Disabilities…From The Parents Who’ve Been There

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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How do you explain bullying to a disabled child?

There’s a lot of advice available about bullying. In Firefly’s work on…

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How to find the best pet for special needs kids

As you might know, Firefly is all about special needs family participation –…

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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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What is ‘special needs family participation’, and why does it matter?

‘Inclusion’ and ‘participation’ are terms, in relation to…

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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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It Took 10 Years To Meet My Son…But Marijuana Finally Made it Possible

Zaki was suffering from up to 200 seizures per-hour due to Doose syndrome. Some lasted…

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Fun for the Whole Family: The Special Needs Way

You might remember back when you were a child and your family participated in Friday…

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Supermarket Sweat: The Stress That Belongs Exclusively to Parents of Special Needs Kids

Making a quick trip to the supermarket is a pain sometimes. For parents of disabled…

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Is This A Step Into The Future For Cerebral Palsy Patients?

Scientists at Carnegie Mellon University have unveiled their latest project: a robotic…

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The Mouseberry and her Pink GoTo Seat

Our small family - Mum, Stefanie; Dad, Oliver, and our daughter Annika "the…

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Super Seth travels the world - Part 2 of 4

So this is Part 2 of our travel blog, if you missed Part 1 have a read. It's…

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