Music, bringing people together

"During dark days when I struggled to manage my own mental health, I reached out for my music." Read more

10 Ways to be a boss at single parenthood

"We have the tendency to neglect ourselves as our children come first." Read more

The sunflower lanyard

"The scheme recognises that many of us have disabilities or illnesses that aren’t immediately apparent to others." Read more

When your special needs child needs an operation

"We prepare ourselves as best we can, but the paperwork is scary with lots of advice and details about last meals. I think I must have read the information cover to cover three or four times." Read more

I am his voice

"I don’t tell him how to play, if organising dinosaurs across the landing makes him happy then I’m happy and those will stay there until he moves them" Read more


"This is my reality. I read other stories and see the realities of others, it’s a hard road." Read more

What will happen when I’m gone?

"Nothing is ever straight forward when you have a child with special educational needs (SEN), there is always planning needed for even the most basic of things." Read more

Communication is everything

"I cannot imagine the frustrations a non-verbal child or adult must go through on a daily basis." Read more

How our iPad workshops make a difference

'I’ve worked as a Service Delivery Officer at Family Fund for almost three years, and a big part of my role has been setting up the free iPad workshops that we run for parent/carers to learn how to make the most of their device.' Read more

There aren't enough hours in a day

"I would read a book! I would eat a hot meal while it was still hot, heavens, I would drink a HOT CUP OF TEA (can you imagine?). " Read more

Be a part of Autism with Love Publishing

Family Fund blogger Jodie has created her own publishing company with the aim of raising autism awareness. Read more

Struggling without appliances

My washing machine broke a while ago, and I had to hand wash everything, this was not enough to clear the build-up on his clothes, bedding and towels. #LivingWithout Read more

More than a washing machine

Incontinence created yet more washing. Fine motor difficulties resulting in food going on clothing at every meal making more washing again. #LivingWithout Read more

Communication leads to awareness

"I appreciate boys will be boys, and by no means do I think my boy is an angel, but each of these incidents affected him so much! " Anti-Bullying Week runs from 11-15 November. Read more

Learning from my daughter

"As I was thinking how to process such awful and disgusting words I remembered this story I wrote a few years ago." Anti-Bullying Week runs from 11-15 November. Read more