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Accessing NDIS for preschoolers

As a parent of a child with special needs you may wish to access the NDIA to fund services to help support your child. Go to full post


Tips for Designing Calming Spaces for Kids

For children with disabilities, it can be challenging to teach them the skill sets they will need to succeed in learning environments and to manage their emotions. In order for children to develop socially, it is crucial for parents to lead by example and pave the way for healthy behaviours to take root. Part of the way that parents can help children focus on their development is to give them the proper space to do so. Go to full post



What is Support Co-ordination

Some NDIA plans include funding for support coordination. Sometimes families are unsure what this means and how they can use it. Read on to find out more about support coordination and how it can help you and your child. Go to full post


21 ways to help your child develop their social skills

Most children develop social skills much like ducks learn to swim. Simply by being immersed in interactions with others they learn how to interpret messages they receive from other people and to respond appropriately. From birth most babies are hard-wired to focus on, interpret and respond to social interactions from others. Some children, including those on the autism spectrum find developing these skills challenging and require specific support to learn how to interact well with others. Go to full post


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