Things you should know about Cerebral palsy

Cerebral palsy is a damage to the part of the brain that affects movement, invariably the muscles. This damage occurs to the immature developing brain. This can happen before birth, during birth or the first few years of a child’s life. It can also occur in a child due to sickness, injury caused by poison […]


On the 6th of July, Diary of A Special Needs Mum organized a program for mums titled Exhale!  This is a yearly event for mothers who have children with disabilities to come together and be inspired to live successful lives in spite of the challenges life throws their way. This event held at the upper […]


Our organisation through counselling of mothers who have children living with disabilities have realised that a lot of these women are unable to work because of their children’s disabilities. Therefore, they are unable to meet their basic needs. It was therefore necessary for us to put together a training program to help them discover their […]


This summer when our founder, Bukola Ayinde was searching for a school for her six years old daughter living with cerebral palsy, she realised that there was a lot of ignorance in the school system about inclusive education. After she got a school that was ready to take her daughter she decided to train the […]


In the month of May, our organisation put together an essay competition for secondary school students (SS 2 and SS 3 students) in Lagos, Nigeria. Topic: Peter is thirteen years old. He has cerebral palsy. He is unable to walk, he can make use of his left hand a little but he is unable to […]

Disability Awareness Campaign (DAC) – Maiden Edition ART meets DAC 2019

On the 30th of March, 2019. Diary of A Special Needs Mum Initiative through its foundation, P4:13 Foundation organized its Maiden Edition of Disability Awareness Campaign for kids. Children within the ages of eight to twelve were asked to write in less than 150 words the reason they wanted to attend the program. Participants were […]

My Name is Nimi Challenge for students and teachers

Diary of a Special Needs Mum put together a competition for students and teachers to celebrate the World Book Day that held on the 7th of March, 2019. Primary school children within the ages of five and seven years were re to read the book, My Name is Nimi and write a letter or a […]

Tobiloba Ajayi

Tobiloba AjayiTobiloba Ajayi is a Nigerian female writer living with Cerebral Palsy. She is a lawyer and advocate for people living with disabilities. She started her early education at the age of three. However, due to the complications of the condition, she did not start walking until the age of 12. She completed her primary, […]

Fight For Your Mind

I intend this as a message to mothers who have children living with disabilities. Having a child living with a disability can take its toll on the mind of the caregiver, which in most cases, is the mother of the disabled child. Over the years, it has been discovered that women with children living with […]

Founder of Diary of A Special Needs Mum Initiative, Bukola Ayinde launches Four Books

Bukola Ayinde, Founder, Diary of a special Needs Mum Initiative had the launch of her four books last Sunday, 8th of July, which was also her birthday. Her friends and family turned out in large numbers to celebrate this great feat with her. Opening prayer was said by AVM Femi Gbadebo, Founder, Benola Organisation, Opening address by Dotun Akande of Patrick […]

Love without Boundaries with Bukola Ayinde: Bullying & the Role of Parents

Bullying can be described as the use of force, threat, or coercion to abuse, intimidate or aggressively dominate others. Bullying takes place in all works of life. It may occur at home, in school, in church, at work, on the internet, anywhere. I have a five year old daughter living with cerebral palsy (cerebral palsy […]