As kindergarten students of 2013 complete their first school year, a new crop of children are getting ready for their turn at this pivotal milestone.
The national disability insurance scheme will cover ''most'' people with autism and could pay the full cost of early intervention programs, Disability Reform Minister Jenny Macklin has declared in the latest clue as to what the $22 billion-a-year scheme will cover.
Children with autism
The Sydney mother of a four-year-old girl, who has severe cerebral palsy, is trying to find the family whose kind gesture made her and her daughter smile, on a particularly bad day.
Dressing up like Buzz Lightyear and channelling her favourite character has helped six-year-old Kate, who was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder in 2012, better communicate with those around her.
My wife, Vanessa, thinks I worry too much. She's right. But whether we want to think about it or not, Emmett has a rough road ahead.
When a classmate told six-year-old Lex that her big brother was "weird" she didn't take it lying down.
Until six months ago we were parents of a disabled child.
They say that these mothers experience a level of stress comparable to that of a combat soldier.
A mum has taken to Facebook to defend her son, who is often labelled a bully at school.
Every October mother of two Jennifer Sanchez waves the flag for Down Syndrome awareness month on behalf of her children, eight-year-old Joaquin and seven-year-old Sophia, who both have the genetic condition.
An eight-year-old Queensland girl's delightful Facebook post is helping people to understand Autism a little better.
The family of a teen with autism has lashed out at a bully in leaflets taped around an Auckland park.
For the first 14 and a half years of Gordy's life, Evan and Dara Baylinson had no reason to believe their son could comprehend anything they said: He had never spoken, and he couldn't really emote.