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
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.
Victoria Backham's admission that she has dyslexia has helped spread an important message.
It may even be good for them.
Gifted students have the potential to be our future Einsteins. But only if we support them to learn in an appropriate way.
The choice to share our family's story wasn't an easy one, but we're doing it to help others with disabilities.
Female autism often expresses itself differently.