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
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.
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.