Christmas with Autism

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

1. Not all seizures are the same Prior to my son’s epilepsy diagnosis, I’d…

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Invisible Disability, Invisible Child?

Hindsight is a wonderful thing isn’t it?  

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Special Needs Families: Surrounded

It was a Friday morning and I was lying in a hospital bed watching the clock moving…

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Tough Times to get to Green Pastures

We moved into our current home 2 and a half years ago and absolutely loved it. It…

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5 Things I Didn’t Realise Before I had a Disabled Child

1 Disabled toilets are really rubbish! I’m not going to lie, before my son…

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Special Needs Parents: Does he ever laugh?

It was an innocent enough question, asked by a little boy who I am incredibly fond…

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If at first you don’t succeed - Our own personal battles with the authorities

We have just been victorious in our third giant battle against the powers-that-be,…

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Special Needs Parents: Regrets

We don’t talk about them much, but I think most people have regrets - Mr. Sinatra…

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Special Needs Parents: Accepting change

Accepting and embracing change has never been easy for me. I'm not known for…

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Halloween isn’t like it used to be

It’s just not the same. It’s not like the Halloweens of my childhood...does…

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Special Needs Parents: What would you expect to find in a public bathroom?

Have you ever been to a restaurant and enjoyed a lovely meal? At some point during…

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Fundraising: Five ways to help your favourite charity

This month there are two big fundraising campaigns which keep popping up on my social…

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Special Needs Mom: This is my story

Looking back at where I was three years ago, I would have never known the joy and…

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Special Needs: Undiagnosed is disabled

“what’s wrong with your baby?” “I don’t know”…

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Special Needs Parenting: What a difference a year makes

“He who laughs most, learns best” – John Cleese.  In September…

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Raising Awareness: Spina Bifida

With each month, we all can find someone we know raising awareness for a different…

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ADHD Awareness Month

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) which is also referred to as ADD…

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Special Needs Families: He is 1 in 1000

On average, in the United States, spina bifida occurs in 0.4 per 1000 births. 

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Special Needs Education: Thankful for our 1:1 assistant

My daughter has just embarked into another school year. She’s an active six…

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Why has society got such an issue with parents being carers to their own children?

'What do you do for a living?' 'I am a carer.'

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Special Needs Families: Neuro, Urology and More

We have had another busy month, now that routine visits are being called for again.

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Special Needs Parents: The calling

As of recently, I have found myself in this silent rut.

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When your autistic child has no impulse control

I took my 8 year old son with me to a shop to get some basic things I needed that…

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Special Needs Families: My son and his service dog

We’ve had Ewok, our son’s golden doodle, at our home for one week. In…

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Special Needs Campaign: Victory for Nascot Lawn

Campaigning parent carers in Hertfordshire are celebrating as their local short breaks…

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Benefits of Massage for Children with Special Needs

Does your child have difficulty winding down at bedtime or staying asleep? 

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Special Needs Parents: Loneliness

As a mother to a child with extraordinary needs, I am busy.

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Special Needs Families: Getting ready for Ewok

We recently had our first training session with Sebastian’s service dog, Ewok.…

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Special Needs Parenting: Two Kids, Two Schools

The Friday before the school year was set to begin, we took an impromptu tour of…

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Suzie’s Toilet Time: A review

Toileting is a big thing in our house. I am in possession of a small girl working…

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Special Needs Campaigns: Changing Places

13.3 million disabled people require better toilet facilities.

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