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
When my son was in kindergarten in the mid '90s, my husband and I joined a parenting class for "spirited children".
Having a sibling with special needs is a reality many children are born into, including my three typically developing children. Of all the things my children experience that I never did, their experience of growing up with a sister with significant disabilities is something I struggle to understand, even as I watch it unfold daily.
Students with disabilities could miss out on hundreds of millions of dollars in extra funding a year because of serious concerns about the reliability of a landmark national audit into the number of school children with special needs.
The Palace of Westminster's Big Ben tower is closing its doors to visitors in London for a three-year renovation project which will see the world-famous landmark swathed in scaffolding.
When a desperate dad made a public appeal for a Tommee Tippee cup for his 14-year-old son he didn't expect the story to end this way.
Experts suggest the skewed gender ratios for autism overlook how the condition manifests in girls.
A British dad has turned to the Internet to help him find a special cup for his 14-year-old son.
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.