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
For the first 14 and a half years of Gordy's life, Evan and Dara Baylinson had no reason to believe their son could comprehend anything they said: He had never spoken, and he couldn't really emote.
For the first time, researchers ask teenagers with Autism Spectrum Disorder about their battles to be happy.
When she first boarded Flight JQ527 from Sydney to Melbourne three weeks ago, Sophie Murphy felt an "awful tension" and bitterness in the cabin.
A Perth blogger has penned a hurt, angry open letter about her son, who has autism, being shunned by fellow spectators at the Eagles' win over Richmond at Domain Stadium on Friday.
A mum has shared her son's moving poem on Facebook after it brought her to tears.
A father of a 12-year-old boy who has cerebral palsy has expressed his disgust with Aldi after a checkout operator told his wife, "Children like that are better off dead."
Just try not to cry when you watch this little girl's heartwarming encounter with Tinkerbell at Disney World.
Every noise is deafening, flashing lights seem like lightning and people all around are staring.
One mum offers some advice on how kids with autism can navigate their tween years.
a 43-year-old mother of two, whose son was diagnosed with Autism, writes an open letter to any parent going through this experience.
For children on the autism spectrum, transitions (think walking from class to class or catching the bus to and from school) are some of the most stressful times of their day.