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A Poster Girl for Disability

Years ago, we had a disastrous meal out. Pearl was present but not yet born, perhaps…

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Your Questions: Should my child be wearing their splints/braces while using the Upsee?

~You can get answers to your most pressing Upsee and GoTo Seat questions here on…

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What’s the most common lie we tell our children with special needs?

None of us really want to lie to our kids, but they make it so hard not to! Sometimes…

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Robin Williams was a truly great actor, he spent a lifetime pretending he was okay

Depression is cruel, it might be the most vicious of any condition. You can’t…

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How to Talk to People with Big, Scary Disabilities #EndTheAwkward

All week on the blog, we've been discussing making connections - what not…

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We were scared before our son was born. But the real fear came after…

Uriyah was born three-and-a-half years ago and brought with him all the fear and…

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Your Questions: What if my child is too tall for the Upsee?

We want to answer your most important questions here on our blog so everyone can…

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A Worried Parent Needs Your Advice

On Monday we posted ‘Did She really say that? Comments that Enrage Parents…

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Guaranteed to Brighten Your Day: Kids with Disabilities Walking For The First Time

Having a rough day? Then we prescribe 11 clips of pure joy!

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Check Out Tennyson’s Improving Head Control

Parents and therapists ask us about head control a lot. Earlier this week we published…

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Get your Upsee or GoTo Seat in a week

We are pleased to announce that we can now dispatch all orders in one week.…

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My Daughter’s Wheelchair is Only a Transportation Device, It’s Not Her

Angela Byrne lives in Queensland, Australia with three daughters of whom she is fiercely…

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Tell Your Therapist: Upsee Assessment Kits On Sale Now

Therapists can now get a complete Upsee Therapist Kit. The kits come at a special…

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Can the Upsee improve a child’s head control?

One of the most frequently asked questions we get about the Upsee is whether it will…

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15 Sanity-Saving Games to Keep your Kids Occupied in Restaurants

Every so often you will delude yourself and think we are a pleasant, civilised family,…

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Why You Should Love the Commonwealth Games

The 2014 Commonwealth Games kick off in 2014 in Glasgow today and we should all be…

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How About This for Family Participation?

Two sporty 13-year-olds, Samantha Eaker and Victoria Stuart, loved going to volleyball…

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7 of the Best Table-top Games for Kids with Disabilities (and the Whole Family)

We like simple games that the whole family can sit around the table and play. 

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Can you really become a family of published authors in 5 days?

We love a good family project. True, it’s almost impossible to get time to…

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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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Only a 10-day wait for an Upsee

We are really happy to tell you we can now fulfil most Upsee orders in around 10…

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Helping Kids with Disabilities Connect Better with Friends

Search google for ‘guide for talking to wheelchair users’ and you’ll…

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Watch Parents Try the Upsee and GoTo Seats for the First Time

We’ve been rocking up at shows and conferences to give parents and therapists…

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Ten Cool Activities for Kids with Upsees

Summer is here! Unless you’re in the UK or Ireland, where 'summer'…

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“Seeing my kids on the swing for the first time, that is something that will stay with me forever”

Our Firefly friends started using GoTo Seats late last year. Time has flown. 

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The Upsee Blows in to the Windy City and Drops by DC

Firefly made a special appearance at both the Abilities Expo in Chicago and the IRSF…

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Charlie and George are Brothers in Arms with the Upsee

Danney Maley got in touch with us to tell us about his boys and the difference the…

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If you could choose one special needs/disabled role model for your child, who would it be?

While I’m writing this I’m wondering: should kids with disabilities even…

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Little Tom the Explorer was trapped in a tiny world. Until now.

Maria Barnes brought her second and third children into the family when she gave…

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