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 Parents, Grief and Depression

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How To Help During a Medical Crisis

One beautiful and unseasonably warm fall day many years ago my husband and I found…

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Learning Her Diagnosis

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One-sided conversations with my non-verbal child

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A New Year - A New Challenge

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Space to Change - A Firefly Campaign

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Mobiloo

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It could have been me…

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The Benefits of Confiding in a Stranger when you are a Special Needs Parent

Not only do you suddenly wake up with your life flipped upside down when you hear…

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Firefly Playpak GIVEAWAY

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Sensory Issues Vs Christmas Tree

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Get to know the Special Needs Bloggers

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Being thankful

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The American Thanksgiving with a Child who has Special Needs

When people think about an American Thanksgiving they assume it’s a holiday…

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Sebastian is six and a half years old. When we were living in Cairo he was first…

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Epilepsy: The Jigsaw Destroyer

Today’s post on Epilepsy comes from guest blogger, Dawn Cameron. Dawn is mum…

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Great Sensory Apps for Kids with Special Needs

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A Letter to My Son, Who Lives in the Shadow of Cerebral Palsy

To my Son, I am sorry. I’m sorry that I’m not the fun, laid back, energetic…

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Recently, I visited my ob-gyn for an annual check-up and also to have my IUD, which…

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Special Needs Parenting: My letter to a future employer

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