• A Guide of What NOT To Say To Parents of ASD Children

    Having people comment on your children and their behaviour is tough at the best of times. As most parents will know, kids save their absolute best for the moments where you’re short on time, already have your hands full, or when there’s just enough people around to be considered “a crowd”. With that in mind, below…Read More >

  • The Co$t of Autism

    So how much does autism actually cost? The Government subsidizes $6k a year. I reckon add another $80k and you’re getting closer. It’s all about early intervention right? To those who haven’t had first hand experience with autism, early intervention means saying and repeating actions and flashing picture cards to your child hundreds of times…Read More >

  • An ode to The Forgotten Sibling…

    When a child is diagnosed with autism, people often forget that the siblings are impacted just as much as the parents. All of a sudden, the attention ratio in the house goes from 50/50 to 90/10. Even the most efficient parents cannot fit in the extra attention required by an autistic child and maintain the…Read More >

  • Attachments to objects

    Typical children attach to certain objects like Teddies, blankies and dummies. Not Teddy. The first thing Teddy demanded he take to bed was his wooden letters. That was doable. He then became obsessed with eggs. He had to take an egg with him wherever we went. We learned very quickly however (after an incident in…Read More >

  • The Flip Side of Autism

    Actor. Comedian. TV Host. You may recognise Nikki Osborne from her most recent role as Delvene Delaney in Hoges: The Paul Hogan Story, or as the young lady that chipped her tooth on an olive in a string of Australia Unity commercials.  We recognise her as a parent of a child on the spectrum, who’s daily…Read More >