5 Ways to Grow Your Child’s Communication Skills

5 Ways to Grow Your Child’s Communication Skills

For this week’s ‘5 Things’ post, I welcome Shae Rodgers from Small TALK Speech Therapy. Shae is a certified practising speech pathologist with a passion for helping children with autism and complex communication needs. Shae and her team help families dealing with...
The Real Tragedy of the NDIS

The Real Tragedy of the NDIS

Given the latest round of speculation and criticism of the NDIS in the press here in Australia, you’d be right to assume that all is not going well in the nationwide rollout of this world-first scheme.   The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) was sold...
5 Ways Special Needs Parents Can Practise Positivity

5 Ways Special Needs Parents Can Practise Positivity

You may believe that practising positivity as a special needs parent is all about faking it until making it. Or, fixing a smile on your face, while you put your best foot forward. You might even think it’s about pretending all is well when it most clearly...
The Secret Toll on Carers

The Secret Toll on Carers

Post in collaboration with Bupa   I’ve been a carer for over 14 years now. I know how hard it can be. I know the forces at play in our lives every day.   I know how hard it is to juggle all the responsibilities. I know how challenging it can be to face up to all the...
Don’t Fear Autism

Don’t Fear Autism

It’s the last day of Autism Awareness Month and it seems we are no closer to awareness, let alone acceptance. While most people are aware of autism, they are more aware of the stigma and the fear. They are aware of the “link” between autism and...
What Should Be Included in Therapist Reports for the NDIS?

What Should Be Included in Therapist Reports for the NDIS?

This post is a follow on from 5 Things Special Needs Parents Should Know About the NDIS. In this post, my guest NDIS planner shares practical advice for what should be included in therapist reports for the NDIS. This includes reports when entering the scheme and when...

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