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Carers Rights Day – Missing Out

Today is Carers Rights Day and this year’s theme is Missing Out. Findings from research carried out by Carers UK shows that parents of children with additional needs are slower
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Young Toddler

In the spotlight – Selective Mutism

Selective Mutism

This week, World Mental Health Day 2016 opened up discussions about mental health conditions. Today, we’re putting one of them under the spotlight – Selective Mutism. Have you ever wondered
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a world without down's syndrome

A World Without Down’s syndrome?

- new documentary

Actress and writer, Sally Phillips, is fronting a documentary on the impact of a new screening for Down’s syndrome. In the BBC Two programme being shown tonight (5th October) at
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Children's funeral fund

Life-limiting conditions

– what the future holds

Being told that your child may not reach adulthood is something you hope will never happen to you, and no-one can be prepared for it. If it does happen, many
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Sexual Health Awareness Week 2016

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

It’s Sexual Health Awareness Week all this week, and the Family Planning Association is focusing on sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Our expert Gill Leno has advised that the following information
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Sexual Health Awareness Week 2016

Spending time together

Sexual Health Week runs this week, from 12th to 18th September. The Family Planning Association is focusing on Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), which we will cover later in the week.
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Learning Disability Week – Friendships

It’s Learning Disability Week. This year, its celebrating friendships and relationships. When you hear the statistic that 33.7% of people with a learning disability are worried about being bullied, it’s
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8 top tips for ‘Me Time’

Running around, sleep deprived, looking after everyone else? Sound familiar? Take some time out with our top tips for some low cost you time. Set aside time Whatever is happening
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Supporting siblings

Siblings, like mums, dads and other family members, need support to help them adjust to their disabled brother’s or sister’s needs. Monica McCaffrey shares her experience of the needs of
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Toilet training

Becoming toilet trained is a milestone all parents strive for, and for some parents of children with additional needs, this milestone can seem unobtainable. However, experience has taught us that
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