A dinosaur isn’t just for Christmas! – “Christmasaurus” book review

As Christmas draws nearer, we’re getting into the festive spirit by getting stuck into a brilliant new Christmas children’s novel from bestselling author, Tom Fletcher. Produced in collaboration with the disabled children’s charity, Whizz-Kidz, ‘Christmasaurus’ follows the story of William Trundle, a boy who uses a wheelchair, as he embarks on an extraordinary adventure with … Continue reading A dinosaur isn’t just for Christmas! – “Christmasaurus” book review

Come on supermarkets – please stock nappies for disabled kids

Laura is a mum on a mission. She’s noticed a big gap in the market, and is campaigning for supermarkets to start stocking nappies in larger sizes. Here she tells her story.  “Nothing worth having comes easy.” My life (well, house) is full of quotes. So much so, my best friend jokes with me about … Continue reading Come on supermarkets – please stock nappies for disabled kids

Kill Me Now

Kill Me Now at the Park Theatre, London, is a play about Jake who has sacrificed his career as a writer to care for his disabled teenage son Joey.  It deals with a range of themes, including assisted suicide. Here, Naomi Collett, who has a disabled teenage son herself, gives us her thoughts on the play. … Continue reading Kill Me Now

The financial strain of disability #100days100stories

39 year old Emily lives in Eastbourne with her husband and four children – Lucy, 16, William, 12, Oscar, six, and Reuben, who’s four. Both the younger boys have autism, and Emily has had Myalgic Encephalopathy (ME) for many years, which means her energy and movement have been limited. She is recovering now, and has recently … Continue reading The financial strain of disability #100days100stories

Parents share their stress-busting tips

A major new study published by Scope last week revealed that many parents of disabled children are suffering from extreme stress and isolation.  As many as 80 per cent said they felt frustrated, stressed and exhausted. Talking to other parents in the same position, can not only provide much-needed emotional support, it can be a really … Continue reading Parents share their stress-busting tips

He’s going to tower over me in a few months

Last year Marie and Dan became the proud parents of Mark, via a surrogate. Every parent wishes their child wouldn’t grow up so fast, but for Marie and Dan it brings greater challenges. At three foot six and with brittle bone disease, Marie must adapt quickly as Mark is likely to tower over her before his first birthday. … Continue reading He’s going to tower over me in a few months