It is early childhood intervention awareness week. This blog article invites readers to reflect on the importance of talking about early childhood intervention with members of their community to deepen the understanding of the supports available and why earlier is better.
In response to Senator Pauline Hanson's comments made in Australian Federal Parliament suggesting children with autism should not be included in mainstream education, we interview a range of community members to ask what they would say to others with differing opinions on inclusion.
Families often talk about the range of strong emotions experienced around the time of diagnosis of disability for their child and there is research sbout the influence of the way a diagnosis is received impacting on families for years to come. In this blog, Jessica Maccallum, Social Worker from the Disability Specialist Unit, Burwood talks about the ways she works with families around the time of diagnosis, and a checklist she uses to ensure information and support is responsively and consistently provided.