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
Autism Connect is described as a "first step and one-stop shop" to help autistic Australians.
Jillian Benfield knows how overwhelming it can be to have a child with a disability.
Kate Page was diagnosed with ADHD at 19.
"I was always wondering, am I intelligent? Am I normal? It really took a toll on my self-esteem."
Grace Kavanagh has been shocked by some people's reactions to her son, James, who is confined to a wheelchair.
A doll with a white cane has helped a little girl gain confidence and take on new challenges.
"Any struggle that comes with living and loving a person with autism absolutely pales in comparison to the lessons, the soul-searching, the lightning flashes of clarity, the pain, and the joy that brings you a bit closer to understanding what life is about."
"This is the unseen life of a special needs parent."
World's first digital social network dedicated to parents of children with disabilities.
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.