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Perhaps never before has humanity lived in such a self-centred, self-obsessed, self-serving,…

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That’s ‘stripe’ amazing! How to wear stripes…

Stripes…you either love them or hate them. Many steer clear through the fear…

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Spring/Summer 2016: Don’t Fear the Flare!

We’ve most likely all seen the fashion magazine articles for the Spring/Summer 2016…

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More stock added to the M&S range of clothes for kids with special needs!

You might need to be quick if the sales of the pre-launch stock were anything to…

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How to Make a Fidget: DIY Sensory Disorder Toys

As children of an occupational therapist, my kids are well-versed in the use…

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Something happened to me today that squeezed my heart so tightly, and left me filled…

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Special Needs Family Life: Moving House

We’ve reached that point when we need to move house, not because we particularly…

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Pramhead - Find the perfect Special Needs Buggy or not!

There’s a well known website I wish I’d known about years ago called…

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Special Needs Bloggers: Interview with Emily Heaton

Through their blog posts we share in the lives of our Firefly Garden Special Needs…

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Greener Across the Pond? Exploring Special Needs Differences Between the US & UK

They say the grass is always greener on the other side. But is it when you have a…

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Special Needs Dad: Why He’s so Special

​Ronan was a good father figure, had a great work ethic, the breadwinner, we had…

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The Communication Diary: Let’s talk…

Do you ever feel a tinge of sorrow when you wave your child off to school, or somewhere…

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One for the Special Needs Dads…

​One for the Dads.. (This all from personal experience, I know no two families…

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For Better or Worse (in praise of Loulou’s Daddy)

When I first saw Loulou’s Daddy many years ago at University I fancied him…

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Why I Love My Father: A Special Needs Father’s Day Tribute

‘An effective father devotes himself to become an instrument and model of human…

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12 Tips for Special Needs Dads

​A little disclaimer before we get cracking: I’m writing this from the perspective…

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If I was to categorise my three children, I could say any of the following;  I…

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INCLUSIVE DESIGN

Becoming a mum to a little girl with disabilities has reignited my passion for sensible…

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My top 10 things to bring to hospital

On the whole we have had more than our fair share of hospital admissions, unfortunately…

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Parents Know Best

Over the last couple of years, I have become friends with many parents who have children…

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One of the biggest irritations to me is why everything special needs is more expensive…

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We’ve been very lucky since Sam’s arrival - my parents have been incredibly…

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I’m so scared of getting things wrong these days. Worrying about Sam’s…

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​Hello Alastair, Firstly I’d like to apologise for the delay in sending this…

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Today things have all come to a head somewhat. A week after Sam’s first EPC…

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Bring the world to me!

Over a decade of teaching children with severe learning difficulties and two and…

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The redundant stair-gates

This week we have removed the stair-gates from two doorways and passed them on to…

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National Trust - A lovely family day out

We had the children’s cousin come to stay this weekend and we were lucky with…

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Stockholm Syndrome

As the parent of a child with complex medical needs, I’ve spent a lot of time…

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Adapting is good… or is it?

So, we had our OT visit for the disability facilities grant. And I will admit I hated…

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Inclusion or Not?

I have some wonderful friends who parent children with special needs. They are strong,…

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