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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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The Upsee from a Rett Syndrome Perspective - Elizabeth Halford

For a while she was the youngest person in the UK to be diagnosed wit Rett Syndrome,…

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We are still waiting for our little boy’s diagnosis, but he is taking charge of things himself

 “I think the worst thing we did at the beginning was to completely withdraw…

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We are going to the IRSF Family Conference

We are off to the International Rett Syndrome Foundation Family Conference this…

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Doctors Said Baby Jack Wouldn’t Survive, But Five Years On He’s Living More Than Ever

To say Maura McCrystal is a busy mum is like saying the sun is warm. It just…

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Upsee Wait Down to Just Four Weeks

Upsee fans will be delighted to know the waiting time for orders is down to four…

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I Love You Natty: A sibling’s uplifting introduction to Down’s syndrome

Earlier this week on the blog, we created a list of our favourite inclusive books.…

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Children with disabilities deserve more respect. Let’s make it happen.

Put yourself in this scene… You and your family are enjoying a Saturday out…

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The Inclusive Books Every Child Should Know

We love when story books bring the family together. The whole crew settles down,…

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What’s His Proudest Moment as a Special Needs Dad?

Okay, okay, father’s day was yesterday and most people have already moved on.

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By a hero Dad… The trials and tribulations of adopting and fostering children with special needs

In the latest of our Father’s Day blog posts, Ron Head tells his remarkable…

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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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A Day in the Life of Dad: Christopher and Cameron

Firefly presents the next in our series of posts dedicated to fab fathers!

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A day in the life of Dad: Steve and Stan

It’s Father’s Day on Sunday, so this week the Firefly blog is celebrating…

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I Refuse to Let My Child Miss Out Because of a Disability

Being a part of a group matters to everyone.

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More Great Upsee Adventures on Instagram

Our Firefly friends are really busy on Facebook but it's not the only place you'll…

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Five Tips for Helping Kids with Special Needs Flourish Through Gardening

If your child has a disability, you discover a lot of challenges and frustrations…

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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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NFL Superstar Helps Arrange A Very Special Prom Date

We love this! Firefly friends stateside probably know Washington Redskins Quarterback, Robert…

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Young Sports Coaches with Disabilities On the Rise

Disability sports keep growing. More and more sports are being adapted, and recent…

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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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Let’s Transform Childcare for Kids with Disabilities

Here’s a fantastic chance to really make your voice heard.

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If You Don’t Read This No One Will Like You

Living with special needs is expensive. Families don’t get bags of money handed…

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Attention everyone in the UK!

There have been rumours circulating about something called ‘summer’.

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Disability on Kids TV: Where’s the Early Intervention for Prejudice?

We’ve seen a lot of recent progress regarding representation of disabilities…

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Grandparenting a Child with Special Needs

In every family, grandparents play a hugely important role, both in the life of the…

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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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SEN reforms – what do they mean for your family?

In September 2014 new legislation takes effect in England and Wales that changes…

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Making a meal of it

“The family that eats together stays together” goes the old saying, but…

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3 Tips for Making Tummy-Time More Fun

It’s widely accepted now that ‘tummy-time’ is important for any…

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Our Family Rules: No One Gets Left Behind

When I was little, Christmas Day unfolded in a very specific way. (Don’t worry,…

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