Welcome to our blogs, where you can read real-life stories from the families we support.

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Please note that the opinions expressed on these blogs are the author's own views and not necessarily those of Contact.

The day our son surprised us

My son is a one of a kind to me. Even with two special needs children, he, to me, has an incredible outlook on life and an amazing imagination. For me what I never expected him to do was read. I mean really read, for him to read so that it makes him happy and inspires him to expand who he is.

Written by Contact at 14:58

The day we got lost

I wish my son could write this story for himself. So I will write it for both of us. This is about a day when we got lost together.

Written by diagnosis at 14:14

The day when we got a diagnosis

Noreen is a parent-carer for her daughter, Safa, who has special needs. She also works in the voluntary sector supporting the parents of children with special educational needs as well as in education supporting children with special educational needs in school. In this blog, Noreen reflects on her journey towards a diagnosis for her daughter and the differences this did and did not make.

Written by Contact at 12:00

The day when we got worried

Clare and her partner have two children and her son David, now almost 13, has Obliterative Bronchiolitis. She looks back in this blog on when, as a single mum, she first became worried about David’s health and the persistence she needed to get the right help for her son.

Written by Alex Greaves at 13:27