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
I feel almost guilty saying this out loud.
Like most high school students, Glenda DeFabio was excited to graduate from high school this year. However, when she received her year book her photo wasn't in it.
A child taken their first steps is a special moment for any parents- but it was extra sweet for a US family whose five-year-old son took his first steps over the weekend.
The dad is skeptical and might thwart the therapy process, so what's the mum to do?
It starts with recognising your child needs support. Then, you have to prove they are eligible for it. Finally, you have to find the appropriate support. There's help available along the way.
Mary and Neveah Taouk's parents hope that gene therapy can help their daughters, but they need further funding.
Know that you don't have to say anything. You can't fix this, and neither can I. Please just ask me how I am.
Understanding how autistic kids experience the season, can make Christmas more enjoyable for everyone.
"Quite frankly we just want to be treated like everyone else."
I didn't even know kids that young could suffer from depression, but I learned that many do, especially if they also have ADHD.
It's difficult to know what to do.