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
Rosie Davies of Walsall in the West Midlands was born with Spinal Segmental Dysgenesis, which meant she was born with her legs almost crossed.
For a long time many of us wanted an imaginary friend, and now we have one. Only she's not entirely imaginary.
A chemical found in broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage may improve some symptoms of autism, a new study has found.
Apart from using some audio cues, 11-year-old Adrianna is the same as any other child on the gymnastic floor.
Dylan Byers has spent much of his short life screaming in rage at his family, to the point his mother fears for her daughter's safety.
The role of the middle ear is central to a "revolutionary"; US therapy for children with learning and behavioural problems that is being trialled in Melbourne.
When this mother told her daughter to "shut-up" her response brought tears to her eyes but not for the reasons you would assume.
One mum shares "our autism" in the hope that others will realise you can't compare one autistic child with another.
Although Katie Driscoll's daughter has Down syndrome, she still goes back to school like everyone else. But none of the back to school ads included children like four-year-old Grace.
One mother's powerful message to those who would use her autistic children to scare parents out of vaccinating.
Autism affects at least one in every 100 Australian children and Professor Andrew Whitehouse is determined to use his research to break through the misinformation around the disorder and offer families hope for the future.