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
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.
When I read about pressure seeking, I knew immediately that was my son, not that I knew what to do about it.
My eight-year-old daughter kicks my thigh, then my stomach. "I hate you. I HATE YOU!" she screams. She has a death-grip on my arm, pulls it harder than you'd think a child could and leans in to bite.
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