Fairytale of a Special Needs Christmas

It’s Christmas week babe,In our wild house,

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Tired and Grumpy, and that’s just Mummy

I believe the appropriate word is ugg.

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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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Special Needs Parents: When life keeps reminding you you’re different

I received an email recently from a well-known "motherly" high street store.…

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Special Needs Families: Autumn is coming

The summer holidays have ended which can only mean one thing, the season is changing…

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Special Needs Parenting: When people meet my daughter

In the past, when people would stare... it used to make me feel sad. It made me want…

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National Teaching Assistant’s Day 2017

Growing up my mum was a Teaching Assistant, I never really knew what one was but…

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National Teaching Assistants Day

Saturday 02nd September and the postman had a lovely delivery this morning, it was…

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Fall Fashion for the Child with Special Needs

Wondering what you should put on your child's wardrobe shopping list this Fall?

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Education Education Education

Once upon a time, a long, long time ago (oh OK in the ‘70s) non uniform wearing…

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Spend, Spend, Spend!

Despite a couple of decades out of the education system, I seem to be very susceptible…

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P word preparations: Puberty!

My son is about to start year 5 primary this September; back in year 3 when we had…

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Sensory Saturday

Our son attends occupational, physical, and speech therapy weekly. Each therapist…

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The Hinkley Team

Here we are, already in the month of September. Hard to believe, right?

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World Physiotherapy Day

On my journey so far, even though we have had tests and numerous trips to different…

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Can charities really help the every day person?

I have always given my £10 a month to a few charities, I didn’t really…

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International Day of Charity

Charity. It can feel like a dirty word sometimes.

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Playing it Safe or Brave Experiential Learning?

As the school holidays come to an end my energy levels are depleted, my patience…

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Special Needs Parenting: Appetite Problems

In our home, we really do try our best to feed our children the best and suggested.…

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Finally Back to School

Scream it from the top of the mountains in your bathrobe, because school is back…

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Special Needs Parenting: Allowing Yourself to Go There

We recently learned our son’s hearing loss has progressed even more in the…

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12 Great Back to School Supplies for the Child with Special Needs

It's back to school time and while some traditional school supplies are needed…

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Special Needs Family: Nowhere he would have rather been

Our family went to a pool party a few weeks ago and on our way home I texted my girlfriend…

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Podcast: One-sided conversations with my non-verbal child

In this episode of the Firefly Community Podcast Anna narrates one of our popular…

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Global Development Delay: The 2 year review

My daughter Sydney recently had her 2 year developmental review with our Health Visitor. 

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Special Needs Parenting: Back to school

I will go into the bookstore hand over his school book list and pay the cashier a…

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Special Needs Family: Accepting our new normal

We spend a lot of time focusing on the positives and accepting that this is our "normal".

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Special Needs Parents: 5 things you should do on the first day of the new term

School holidays are one of those marmite subjects between special needs families…

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Special Needs Parenting: When did I stop introducing myself as me?

“Hi, I’m Heidi’s Mum”. That’s pretty much my standard…

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The Kindness of Strangers

In today’s world, an act of kindness is appreciated now more than ever.

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Special Needs: Thank you daddy

I do know where the ‘obsession’ came from. I am not sure I would call…

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