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National disability insurance scheme 'faceless' and rigid, inquiry told

Fears children could miss out on crucial early intervention services amid reports of families waiting 18 months for help<p>The national disability insurance scheme has become “faceless”, inaccessible, and risks causing children to miss out on crucial early intervention services, an inquiry has …

Autism

Weighted Blankets: Harmless for Adults, Potentially Dangerous for Kids

Weighted blankets, once a tool of therapists and psychiatry clinics, have gone mainstream.<p>But whether there are any health benefits to using weighted …

How Avoidance Leads To Anxiety Problems In Children

Children who avoid situations or objects that frighten them are more likely to have anxiety issues down the road, according to a new Mayo Clinic study.<p>Researchers developed two short surveys asking children and their parents about their tendency to steer clear of what frightens them. Prompts …

Signs of Dyslexia in Young Children

Signs of Dyslexia in Young Children<p>Updated on July 10, 2017<p>As a disability advocate and writer who covers disability issues, I have observed that …

Autism