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The social model of disability

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What is social model of disability? You may have heard the term ‘social model’ before but what does it mean exactly in regards to disability? The social model of disability basically says that disability is caused by the way society is organised as opposed to the person’s impairment. Attitudes found in society based on prejudice, […]

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FASD

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Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder is a lifelong condition. Someone with FASD can sometimes find it difficult to make friends. This means it is important to build a safe social life for them, for example arranging activities for them that are non competitive. If possible, it is best for them to be in an environment where […]

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5 steps to a calmer morning

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So many of us will relate to those difficult mornings, you know the ones with meltdowns, lost shoes and a pack lunch that you buy at the corner shop on route to school but what if there were ways to help? Now these steps are not magical answers and will not help for all children […]

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Is charity a good thing?

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So I am writing this in response to “The trouble with charity … and honours” by Nigel Thornton published in ‘Peterborough Today’ earlier this week. The full article can be found at http://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/news/opinion/the-trouble-with-charity-and-honours-1-7814119 “David Beckham’s charity efforts put me to shame – in fact most people’s do. Unlike David, who let’s face it is the […]

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Those “inspirational” videos

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THIS BLOG POST HAS BEEN SUBMITTED ANONYMOUSLY BY ONE OF OUR PARENTS – IT IS NOT NECESSARILY THE VIEWS OF LITTLE MIRACLES   If you have a disabled child then you know the ones.  The happy smiley child crossing the finishing line, the child making eye contact and smiling to his mum the first time […]

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Christmas and the New Year

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We hope everyone had a wonderful christmas and are all looking forward to the year ahead! Thank you to everyone that came down to our events over Christmas and made it very special. We hope you had as much fun as we did. The highlight of the christmas period was by far the panto! We […]

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Disability hate crime

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Did you know that the number of disability hate incidents is higher than the number of religious or homophobic hate incidents? Mencap’s ‘Living in Fear’ report (published in 2000) found that: Almost 9 in 10 people with a learning disability surveyed had experienced bullying or harassment in the past year – an incredible 88% Of these, two […]

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Little Miracles Defibrillator

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Here at Little Miracles, we are trying to raise £3000 to purchase a defibrillator for our centre here in Peterborough. Over the last year we have had 7 children fall unconscious at our centre and it is a constant risk. Our local defibrillator is just too far away to be of any use to the children, […]

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Events and activities

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We here at Little Miracles pride ourselves on offering support for the families of children with additional needs, as well as offering a safe and fun haven for the children to run around and enjoy themselves. All the while allowing them to socialise with each other and make friends. A Large part of the support […]