World Prematurity Day 2017

We are the forever grateful parents of an ex-premature baby.

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World Toilet Day 2017

Wow. There honestly must be a day for everything. Until about a week ago, I didn’t…

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Benefits of Massage for Children with Special Needs

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13.3 million disabled people require better toilet facilities.

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Chicken and Veggies One Pot Dinner

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Special Needs: Riding the Bus

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Special Needs Siblings

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Special Needs Parenting: When people meet my daughter

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National Teaching Assistant’s Day 2017

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National Teaching Assistants Day

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Sensory Saturday

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