Different not less

I took this photo of Conor a few years ago. We were at the beach in Westport, surrounding by families with children “almost” just like…

Autism and Christmas

“Christmas” in every house is different. Whether you have a child(ren) with Special Needs or not, the expectation to create a “perfect”Christmas for your family…

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Conor Finds His Voice

This boy I am sitting with in this photo is the only reason I am still here ❤️ We have been through so much together from the…

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Sensory Gift Ideas

It can be so difficult trying to find the perfect Sensory Gift when you don’t know where to start. I have two sons with Autism…

Gifts for Children with Disabilities

  Every year parents just like me struggle to find Christmas Gifts for their children with Special Needs. Parents contacted me recently over on my…

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Recommended Special Needs Online Stores

SPECIAL NEEDS TOYS/GIFTS/PRODUCTS WEBSITES  Recently, I asked parents on my Facebook page and in a Special Needs forum, to recommend tried and trusted websites where…

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A is for Autism

From the moment Adam was born, I knew. There was something, my mother’s instinct kept nudging at me, telling me the way he was struggling…

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Autism APPs for Communication & Visual Schedules

Six Communication & Visual Scheduling APPS for Autism. Download these APPS to help your child communicate and bring order to their day. 6 Communication &…

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What is AAC?

AAC Alternative Augmentative Communication AAC is Communication. It is an alternative form of communication to the spoken word. It allows your child access to the …

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Conor’s AAC Adventure

On Tuesday we had our first AAC appointment with a Specialist Team that came down from Dublin to meet Conor. The appointment was arranged by…

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Children’s Christmas Apps

Christmas can be an exciting but overwhelming time for many children. I have always found with my kids that it is important to prepare them…

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It is not your fault

It can be bittersweet sometimes watching the boys as they play happily on their own. Peeping through Conor’s bedroom door I watch as he happily…

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Face the fear and do it anyway

Face the fear and do it anyway. Sometimes I wish I could go back in time to when I was young; somehow, back then things…

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