Christmas with Autism

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Five things I’ve learned about epilepsy since my son’s diagnosis

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Special Needs Parenting: Never say never

When I was younger, looking back, I was oblivious to many things.  

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Special Needs Parenting: How I stand up for my daughter

My beautiful little girl is six years old now. She is deaf and mostly blind and has…

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Special Needs Families: Slather on some sunscreen!

Summer is upon us; the time of the year when families stock up on gallons of sunscreen…

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Blogging About Disability Part One: The Power of Words

It is widely recognised that blogs are now an important part of the online world.

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Special Needs Parents: Getting the chop

Recently I made a bold decision, some of my closest friends called it a ‘brave’…

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Special Needs Families: Epic Parenting Fails from an Expert

I read somewhere that all anyone can expect is to be a good enough parent. 

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Fourth of July and the Fear of Loud Noises

The fourth of July always brings lots of excitement and joy here in the United States. 

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The Power of a Hug

'If you could go anywhere in the world to do a good deed for someone, where would…

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The Definition of a Friend

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How Not to Parent: Summer Holiday Edition

Over the past eight years I have been taking part in a social experiment called the…

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Gear Up to Get Cycling

Whether you enjoy being outside in the fresh air, the wind blowing in your hair,…

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Welcome to the Family

Newly inducted to The Special Needs Parenting Club? You may not feel it’s the…

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Holidays are Hard

There is no shame is admitting summer holidays are hard.

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The Chosen One

We all have done it and have seen that Facebook can be one of the many places for…

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Birthdays - Celebration or Grieving?

Another year gone by, another birthday for our child with additional needs, but how…

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5 Travel Tips for Long Haul Flights

We have just come back from an amazing holiday in Florida, 3 weeks in the sun which…

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A Proper Holiday

We had our first "proper" holiday a few months ago. I've been wanting…

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Redefining Daddy

I have been many things in my life and I have been called many things (I'm sure)…

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In the Event of an Emergency

As a parent of a child with extraordinary needs, my list of worries can oftentimes…

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Being a Working Mum

Alternatively, In Praise of the Stay at Home Dad.

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3 Things I Would Tell My Past Self - If I Could

When I think back to 2009 when William was born it is all a bit of a blur

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Beauty and Cruelty: Sharing Bad News with the Special Needs Child

Nearly thirty years ago, Manchester welcomed this Southerner with open arms.

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Teamwork

Do you sometimes think that everything is up to you?  That if you don’t…

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Social Media: One of the Greatest Oxymorons There Is?

I mean, just how sociable is social media?

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5 Things I Would Like People to Know

As far as anyone knows we’re a nice, normal family… so stated the sign…

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When your Child is Terrified of Being on Red

Every morning I walk my chatting, bubbly girl to school and every morning I watch…

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The Judgement of Mothers: When Breast Isn’t Best

I have no problem with any mother who breastfeeds her baby in public. 

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A Special Needs Dad’s Perspective

Yesterday evening, after I’d helped my son to shower and get ready for bed,…

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It’s the same date every year.15th of May.

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7 top tips for maintaining good mental health

We asked special needs parents for their top tips to maintain good mental health...

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