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 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.
Children with autism are being short changed in the NDIS with the government's benchmark payment only covering six hours of therapy a week, less than a third of the 20 hours a week considered necessary under international best practice.
Autistic children can struggle to cope in loud, busy shopping centres which overload their senses. But one centre is hoping to improve the shopping experience for those on the spectrum by providing a space where they enjoy some respite.
Online communities are outraged by a video ad previously pulled by Animal rights group PETA that claims there is a supposedly scientific link between dairy products and autism.
Here are seven questions parents of children with autism need to ask schools to ensure they get the support needed to develop their child's academic and social skills.
Eight-year-old Jack Robbins can only communicate using single words about his basic needs, but after six years his parents are finally hearing him roar.