Christmas with Autism

Christmas time, a season of roasted chestnuts as you walk down the high street, a…

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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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Hippotherapy (horse-riding therapy)

This week I will focus on Hippotherapy (horse-riding therapy) What is Hippotherapy?…

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Planning A Holiday

Planning a holiday with a child as medically complex as Hugh can be somewhat challenging…

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The definitive guide to talking to a special needs parent

It seems like everywhere you turn, there is another article listing five, ten even…

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My son’s need to go to school matters more than traffic

My son Matthew started attending school a few weeks ago to begin his classroom-based…

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When People Do Not Believe the Diagnosis

I promised myself I wouldn’t be like them. Those moms with a chip on their…

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Pet Therapy as an Alternative Therapy

Over the next few weeks I will be uploading numerous information documents on complementary…

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Three Ways to Handle Unsolicited Advice from the ‘Grandma Club’

From the moment that it became apparent that I was pregnant with Mia, I noticed that…

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I had no idea service dogs helped with other disabilities

Seeing-eye dogs are among the first pets trained to help a person with a disability…

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by Telina Knight
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Searching for Answers

After a short stint in the neo-natal unit due to being born with pneumonia, Hugh…

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If I could travel back to the day of my daughter’s diagnosis, I’d say this…

Diagnosis can come at different times for everyone.

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by Natalie Luckett
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It takes a (bigger) village to raise a special needs child

Have you ever heard the saying, “It takes a village to raise a child”? 

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by Fiona Russo
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The awkward moment your child points at mine: how to turn awkwardness into positivity

Yes, I saw the look of horror on your face as we rolled our adaptive stroller into…

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Changing Tables

Parenting a child with special needs changes your view of the world.  

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How To Survive Being Friends With a Special Needs Parent

It can be hard to be a friend to a special needs parent sometimes. We can be highly…

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Music to feed the soul

Music first entered our lives in the hospital.  Looking back on it now, I realize…

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Starting school - not so scary after all

One of the huge moments in any child’s life is the day you start school. 

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My son is almost ready for a hoist - why is it so hard to accept?

This year we are going to be having some adaptions done to our bungalow to make it…

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Learning Her Diagnosis

It was one of those days that we expected to be like many others at our children’s…

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A New Year - A New Challenge

So New Year and all the new year resolutions that come with it. This year I’ve…

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When did this become so normal?

I had a bit of a moment today. Sat in Starbucks (again) #dontjudge I was feeding…

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Preparing My Child for Big Life Changes

It’s safe to say BIG changes are coming my son’s way, and fast.

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by Telina Knight
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Don’t Call My Kid Dumb

One thing I absolutely hate hearing is “What’s wrong with your kid and…

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by Telina Knight
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The GoTo Shop

​Do you have a favourite supermarket? I do, it’s Tesco. I like my Clubcard…

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You soon find out who your friends are…

It’s a bit of a cliché isn’t it – you soon find out who…

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A Little Bit About Aquatic Physiotherapy

I have always loved being in water. Over the years I have enjoyed it for different…

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Blended Diet – Giving everyone a choice about what they eat with a feeding tube

Cerys had a gingerbread biscuit today. She is two and really liked it. 

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Mobiloo

Summer Fairs, Festivals, Outdoor Events, these are the things we actively avoid with…

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Faces of the Firefly Garden - Our Winners

​Last week our Judges chose the winners for our Faces of the Firefly Garden competition.…

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A Sensory Calendar Update

​So as we pass the halfway point of the advent - I thought I’d give you an…

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Adapting Christmas Traditions for Our Daughter

We went to get our family photo with Santa yesterday. 

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