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  • We Are All Living Somebody Else’s Dream
    18/12/2019 - Sheelagh McCann 0 Comments
    We Are All Living Somebody Else’s Dream

    I remember when I first heard this phrase thinking well I must be stuck in
    Nightmare on Elm Street so. We were busy rearing 4 children, holding down jobs, trying to have a life, and my son’s autistic behaviours were causing absolute havoc.
    It was difficult to imagine anyone wanting to swap lives with me.

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    18/12/2019 - Sheelagh McCann 0 Comments
    A Dog Is Not Just For Christmas

    Oh, they said to get a dog, its great for kids with autism. It will be his friend. It will help him speak. It will help with his behaviour. It will calm him down. Get a dog you won’t know yourselves. It will teach him empathy. And yes for some it is the answer and it does help.

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    18/12/2019 - Sheelagh McCann 0 Comments
    Additional or Special Needs

    I often hear others refer to my son and children with similar issues as
    “the little fella with the special needs”.
    I feel I’m one of the lucky ones as my son needs

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    18/12/2019 - Sheelagh McCann 0 Comments
    Have to Vs Want to

    Simply put, you don’t. HAVE TO
    do anything in this life except breath.
    Yes, of course, there are consequences if we don’t take care of certain responsibilities like paying bills or feeding our families. But overall a lot of what we do is because of we
    WANT TO.

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  • Expectations Of Self And Others In Our Lives
    18/12/2019 - Sheelagh McCann 0 Comments
    Expectations Of Self And Others In Our Lives

    Expectations of self and others in our life…just a thought
    How much did you know and understand about living with additional or special needs before it became part of your life? For me, I certainly wasn’t expecting it.

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