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Applying for the NDIS

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new funding scheme which is already providing people with disabilities finances for reasonable and necessary supports and services.   The state of Victoria is still in the transition process, with some...

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Shortage of autism services in regional Victoria

A shortage of autism services in regional and rural Victoria will see a family move to Western Australia so they can get the best supports for their child.   School's in their home town of Ballarat don't cater for children with autism, so a move to WA will...

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Life expectancy for people with autism

Many people with autism won't make it to their 40th birthday for reasons relating to high anxiety, stress, heart failure and suicide.   There are preventable measures we can take to help people with autism overcome issues that can lead to a premature...

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Managing autistic behaviours

Let’s face it, managing a child with autism and associated behaviours is hard work. As parents, we are dealing with these difficult behaviours on a daily basis, and by the time they go to school we tend to have a fairly good understanding of our child....

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Primary school embraces staff with disabilities

A primary school in South Perth has embraced staff members with Autism and Down Syndrome in attempt to help students with disabilities.   What started as an experiment to help a girl with Down Syndrome settle in, soon proved to be so beneficial on a number...

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Autistic teen in school jail

A Canberra teen with autism and special needs was not able to attend school for four months. Now he's back, his classroom resembles a jail. The incident came after a school suspension which saw 18 year old, Abdul leave the school grounds and steal a toy...

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Tips for teaching children with autism

Children with autism learn differently to other children. It’s not exactly black and white, there’s a lot of grey in there. In fact, all children learn at different rates, and some will learn quicker than others.   Teachers have to be adaptable to all...

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