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 often not easy, and many siblings will go on to experience anxiety in adulthood.
It can prevent parents from seeing and accepting their child as the wonderful human being they are and recognising their strengths.
Everybody has a right to communication.
The number of occupational therapists has grown but not enough to meet the increased demand from the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
Only 10 per cent of adults with ADHD in Australia are diagnosed, and symptoms in women often present differently from men.
On the inside of autism you feel the ever-present anxiety of trying to act and speak like everyone else.
At exactly 1.34pm, my heart stops. It's a Friday. The voice on the phone has just spoken words no mother wants to hear: "Mrs Green, your son is missing."
It isn't uncommon for women with autism to receive a late diagnosis.
The award-winning journalist has opened up about his son's autism diagnosis.
Talking to people in an open and honest way is the best way to eliminate any stigma.
A proud Australian mum has just published a book to help her little boy understand more about autism and celebrate his uniqueness.