Having publicly praised the initiative and work leading up to the release of the National Guidelines for diagnosing Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), I had high expectations. I viewed them with hope. I thought they might help tidy up the current … Read More
Internationally acclaimed Clinical Psychologist, Author and Mum, Dr Anne Chalfant, is hosting a free information night for parents on the NDIS.
If you are feeling confused about the NDIS then you are not alone! Allied Health and Medical professionals … Read More
First, there was the study last year showing that clinicians and health professionals vary greatly in how they assess for and diagnose ASD. Some taking much more time and using standardised assessment tools as a part of their diagnostic practices. … Read More
The launch of this critical position statement from the Australian Medical Assiciation (AMA) is most welcome. It is also timely given that the annual conference for the Australasian Society for Autism Research (ASfAR) begins in Perth tomorrow. Again, across both … Read More
Alan Jones of radio 2GB Sydney spoke with Professor Andrew Whitehouse and later myself this morning regarding ASD assessment and diagnosis. I think it is important to make this discussion as public as possible and lobby for a standardised assessment … Read More
Annie’s Centre is pleased to share information about a book launch for the new book titled, “Dealing With Autism. ”
This book was a labour of love by Randa Habelrih as the book documents her family’s Autism journey with particular … Read More
We all know the moment – we see a child having a tantrum at the shops, a restaurant, the park, or (God forbid) on an aeroplane. No doubt, having seen it, we’ve passed our judgement and thought “oh no!” If … Read More
The team at Annie’s Centre would like to wish everyone a very Happy Christmas. May your holiday season be full of peace and joy. Please note that the centre is closed over the holiday period. It re-opens on Monday 12th … Read More
Annie’s Centre is being nominated for an award with Kids in the East magazine and website under the “Best Family Customer Service Experience” category. As the name suggests, Kids in the East, is a magazine and website catering to parents … Read More
We all want “the best” for our children. From their birth, we hold firm to beliefs and promises that it is our job to provide our children with “the best”. But “the best” in what way?
A common interpretation seems … Read More