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
It's the little things that make such a huge difference.
Inspired by her daughter, Grace, who has Down sydrome, Katie Driscoll set out to change the way beauty is perceived in the media.
Earlier this week the town council for Surfside Beach announced it would be making changes, catering more to families with children who have special needs.
It was as if I were meeting myself for the first time.
A seven-year-old moved her mum to tears when she wrote explaining how she understands "autism doesn't mean I'm bad".
Sensory issues and anxiety can make haircuts difficult for children with autism.
Shopping for a Missouri family who has a daughter with special needs just became a lot easier thanks to Target in the US.
An Autistic boy, who was often tied to a chair and expected to sleep upright, died after he was given a cold shower and left in very cold temperatures in a garden shed.
The bus driver who allegedly told a Canberra child to put a pillowcase over his head has been stood down.
Charley Hooper is 1.3 metres long - "long" not "tall," her mother says, because she cannot stand on her own. She weighs 24 kilograms.
It took just four minutes for nine-year-old Lana to teach her school community one of life's most important lessons - the acceptance of difference.