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
A tricky situation made all the more so because the parents don't speak.
Parents say their child, who has high-needs, is being forced into mainstream schooling because they live over the border.
And what not to do.
"Expressing our emotional needs can be a tricky business. I’m autistic, and I know that it can take a lot of work."
The test is believed to be the first of its kind and could lead to earlier diagnosis and treatment.
It had been a good day at the park. A miracle day, in fact, for our family.
Traditional playgrounds present a range obstacles for some children.
His message has gone viral.
The message has gone viral since being shared on Twitter.
Parents of an eight-year-old boy with severe autism who refuses to wear clothes, is incontinent, unable to communicate, self harms and can attack others, say they will be forced to relinquish their child unless given more support.
"He's just fantastic."