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Education Resources

If you are looking for ways to support your child’s learning at home, there are lots of websites out there with resources aimed particularly at special needs parents.

From sites concentrating on all things home schooling, to those addressing sensory issues with learning, websites concentrating on social learning and those aimed at visual aids, there are some awesome resources out there, most of which offer their expertise for little to no cost.

I’ve put together a list of websites which offer special needs families a variety of education resources. I cannot personally vouch for the content of all these sites (because the internet is too hard to keep up with at the best of times) but they are a great start if you are looking for resources that cater to different learning needs.

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The real problem facing autistic students

Last year, Pauline Hanson made a speech in parliament where she called for autistic students, and students with additional needs, to be segregated and taught separately in specialist settings. Her argument being, teachers are being stretched and cannot meet the needs...

Special Education v Mainstream: Our Schooling Journey

What do you do when your child doesn't fit neatly into a single educational setting?   What do you do when your child has multiple disabilities?   I have to say that decisions on schooling options have been the most challenging to make for our special needs family....

Starting High School with Albinism

I must confess, my fingernails are all gone and I'm rather apprehensive as we approach Gilbert's first day of high school. I know we've done all we can to prepare him for the new start in front of him but I still don't know it that's going to be enough to ensure a...

How to share your child’s special needs with their new teacher

All parents hope their child is assigned a great teacher each school year. A teacher who can relate well to their students, who is passionate about teaching, who is kind, yet firm, with their class. We all want the best for our kids, after all. This is an even more...

Teachers: What Special Needs Parents Wish You Knew

I was recently asked to provide my thoughts on autism parenting and my personal experiences as an ex-ASPECT parent to a group of new starters at Autism Spectrum Australia (ASPECT). Beyond sharing my personal successes and challenges over the years, I saw this as an...

5 Ideas for Supporting Autistic Students in High School

With less than three weeks left of Term 4, the end of the year is truly nigh. Which means Gilbert only has a few more weeks left of primary school and only a couple of months before he moves to high school. I really wish I could still be in denial about this. However,...

Frequently Asked Questions About Albinism

One of the things I love most about sharing our life as a special needs family is the opportunity to help others by sharing our experience and knowledge. I often get emails from parents of newly diagnosed kids seeking answers to common questions, especially about...

Education: the most valuable investment of all

Post in collaboration with ASG & Kids Business As parents we all have good intentions. I think it’s fair to say we all want our kids to have the best start in life. And of course, this includes our desire for them to get a good education to increase their chance...

Special needs & getting ready for high school

I must confess, the whole thought of high school is scaring me. Gilbert is now 12 and in Year 6. We have been thinking about high school for a long time (we need to with all his additional needs) but I'm still not ready to face it. When I look at him, I do see a fast...

Preparing your kids for the return to school

You may not believe me but I can be quite organised when I try. It's just the trying part, and the being bothered part, that normally elude me! As I set out last week, one of my goals for the year is to be more organised. And to be honest, it's to the benefit of...