‘It’s Not Your Fault…’ A Letter To The Mother Of Our Special Needs Child

To the mother of our special needs child, my wife… It’s not your fault…  It’s not your fault that our child is Autistic.  It’s not your fault that he has Learning Difficulties and struggles to communicate effectively.  It’s not your fault that James has Epilepsy.  None of these things are your fault, or mine; they … Continue reading ‘It’s Not Your Fault…’ A Letter To The Mother Of Our Special Needs Child

Seeking The Truth About ‘Hidden’ Disabilities

Hidden:  (adjective) kept out of sight; concealed.  (verb) past of ‘hide’ We frequently encounter the term ‘hidden disabilities’; it is in widespread use across the media, throughout society, within many of the various disability communities.  In general, most people have a view on what they think it means; they will refer to it as relating to disabilities … Continue reading Seeking The Truth About ‘Hidden’ Disabilities

Confessions Of A Special Needs Parent

Parents of children with special needs experience many highs and lows along their parenting journey, but what are the secrets?  What never gets mentioned, what never gets talked about, what always gets hidden; what are the confessions of a special needs parent?  Well, it’s time for that to change, time shine a light on the … Continue reading Confessions Of A Special Needs Parent