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This year, from May 20th to May 26th, we celebrate Global Tracheostomy Awareness…

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I have been on antidepressants ever since being diagnosed with depression as a teenager.

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I am fortunate to have a big family – and a close one! 

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School teaching staff, including Teachers, Teaching Assistants and the wide range…

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International Day of Families 2018

May 15, 2018 marks this year’s observance of International Day of Families. 

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Statistically there are 1 in 4 people who suffer from a mental health condition and…

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It's true that bloggers write incredibly powerfully about special needs and mental…

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

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

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Being a parent is a lot about planning but even more so if you are a special needs…

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If I’m completely honest I wasn’t really looking forward to the very…

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Hi, I’m a special needs mum. Oh you are too? Great, let’s talk about…

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David has never said the word ‘Mum’, yet I regularly shout at my kids…

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