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National Carers Week recognises the compassionate work of carers

Tags User Stories Autism Education Health and Wellbeing Mental Health Industry Government Posted 1 month ago by Anna Christian

For years Danie didn’t realise she was a carer, she just did what she could to support her daughter. Read more

Study finds early intervention with infants can help to support neurodiversity

Tags Conditions Therapies Autism Research Early Intervention Posted 2 months ago by Anna Christian

A study led by Australian researchers has found evidence that early intervention with children before a diagnosis of... Read more

Top tips for an inclusive Book Week all children will love

Tags Autism Down Syndrome Education Accessibility Mental Health Posted 3 months ago by Anna Christian

Book Week has arrived and schools across Australia are celebrating a love of books with the theme ‘Old worlds, new... Read more

Parent-inclusive autism treatment starts national rollout

Tags NDIS Conditions Therapies Autism Accessibility Research Early Intervention Posted 5 months ago by Jesse Neill

An autism spectrum disorder (ASD) treatment that addresses both child behaviour and parent wellbeing has received... Read more

New project to improve mental health services for ASD Queenslanders

Tags Autism Mental Health Posted 8 months ago by Liz Alderslade

A new Queensland project aimed to improve mental health services for people on the autism spectrum has been launched by... Read more

Celebrating disability at 2021 Adelaide Fringe: Shows to watch

Tags Conditions Autism Accessibility Posted 9 months ago by Emily Erickson

While the Adelaide Fringe will look a bit different in 2021, there is still plenty of entertainment to be enjoyed in... Read more

Time to act on autism diagnosis deficiencies, say experts

Tags NDIS Autism Research Posted 10 months ago

Identification of autism, followed by appropriate intervention, has the potential to improve outcomes for autistic... Read more

Summer holiday activities for kids with disability

Tags Autism Accessibility Posted 11 months ago by Emily Erickson

With summer school holidays comes new routines and less structure for children with disability. Whether you're looking... Read more

Disability podcasts, books and Netflix shows to binge these summer holidays

Tags Conditions Autism Posted 11 months ago by Emily Erickson

Looking for something new to watch, listen to or read these holidays? We’ve rounded up some books, podcasts, series and... Read more

Eight sensory Christmas crafts for kids

Tags Conditions Therapies Autism Posted 11 months ago

Sensory play includes any activity that stimulates a child's senses: touch, smell, taste, movement, balance, sight and... Read more

New resources to support best practice assessment and diagnosis of autism

Tags NDIS Conditions Autism Advice Research Posted 11 months ago

Clinicians and the broader autism community can now access a suite of resources to help them understand and learn more... Read more

Fearless Australians smash disability stereotypes in new film series

Tags Conditions User Stories Autism Down Syndrome Accessibility Posted 1 year ago

Six short films showcasing fearless Australians living with disability premiered on International Day of People with... Read more

New TV series encourages schools to explore disability and inclusion

Tags Conditions Autism Education Accessibility Mental Health Posted 1 year ago

Australian high schools are encouraged to mark International Day of People with Disability, celebrated this Thursday... Read more

New tech club for young people with autism coming to regional South Australia

Tags Autism Education Posted 1 year ago

Young people with autism in the South Australian town Port Pirie, will be able to build technical and social skills at a... Read more

Peak body launches national autism helpline

Tags Autism Advice Posted 1 year ago

Victorian autism peak body Amaze has launched a national autism helpline called Autism Connect. Read more

Early intervention plays important part in development of children on autism spectrum

Tags NDIS Autism Posted 1 year ago

A landmark report has been released looking at the impact of early intervention on children on the autism spectrum. Read more

Victorian tutor recruitment program needs strong autism focus says peak body

Tags Autism Education Accessibility Posted 1 year ago

The Victorian Government’s pledge to recruit and deploy 4,100 tutors across the State’s schools in 2021 must be coupled... Read more

Students with autism face a decline in mental and physical health during lockdown

Tags User Stories Autism Research Posted 1 year ago by Rebecca St Clair

Remote learning during Term 3 in Victoria, due to continued COVID lockdowns, has led to a decline in the mental and... Read more

Students with disability in Victoria able to attend school as State moves into lockdown again

Tags Autism Education Accessibility Posted 1 year ago by Rebecca St Clair

Areas of Victoria are once more under Stage 3, ‘Stay at Home’, coronavirus restrictions and many students with... Read more

Researchers ask children with autism to tell them their strengths

Tags Conditions Autism Accessibility Research Posted 1 year ago by Rebecca St Clair

In what has been an Australian-first study, Queensland's Griffith University researchers have explored what children... Read more