Each new year brings with it hope. This year, in 2022 we’re all hoping for a more predictable year, I think most of us have had enough of the unexpected, we’re hoping for routine, for schools to stay open and… Continue Reading >

Understanding the Sensory System to teach children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder to eat new foods

By Melanie Bouras, Paediatric Dietitian Youthrive   It’s important to understand the sensory system, and how it often impacts on the foods we choose to eat or refuse to eat. The Sensory System involves; Sight Touch Smell Sound The food… Continue Reading >

Sesame Workshop Launches New Resources as Part of Continued Commitment to Autistic Children and Their Families

Sesame Workshop is expanding its Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children initiative with new resources featuring Julia, a 4-year-old Sesame Street Muppet with autism.  The new resources available at sesamestreet.org/autism are designed to help families create new routines, build flexibility, and cope with… Continue Reading >

COVID-19 Supporting Children With Autism | Portia Gunn | Ep 117

  It has become increasingly pre-valence over the past half-a-century that there has been a steady increase in the number of children being diagnosed with autism. That being new diagnoses per year and the total number of affected individuals in… Continue Reading >

How to find the right NDIS services for your child

Imagine you are sitting in your paediatrician’s consulting rooms and she has just confirmed your long-standing suspicion that your gorgeous 8-year-old has autism. Your mind is spinning – what does this mean for my child, have I done the right… Continue Reading >

Sensory Rooms and Autism

What is a Sensory Room? A sensory room is a purpose-built space designed to help individuals develop and regulate their reactions to external stimuli. They are a multi-sensory environment designed to provide essential therapy for people with disability and sensory… Continue Reading >

COVID-19: Supporting Children with Autism

All children and young people need support from adults during times of stress and uncertainty, including during the coronavirus pandemic. This is a challenging time for many people and this uncertainty is a significant source of anxiety, particularly for children… Continue Reading >

Caring for a Family Member with Autism

While care for someone with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be provided by professional services, in-home support carried out by family members is still very common. If you are currently caring for a family member with ASD, there are a… Continue Reading >

Too early to walk?

Crawling is a hugely important milestone in a baby’s life as it indicates that your baby is developing well and that both sides of the brain are working and communicating together properly. Research shows that is it imperative that babies… Continue Reading >

Hello, is it me you’re looking for?

Hi I’m Steph & thanks to a very kind invitation from Rachael & the Kiddipedia family I will be beaming into your lounge room once a month to talk about all things Eczema & Allergy. Occasionally I will also talk… Continue Reading >