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
Anyone who has worked in an early intervention centre is familiar with the scene of a parent standing in the waiting room trying to schedule a therapy session. “How is 4pm on Tuesday”, the secretary might say. “Sorry, he goes … Read More
Is your child not getting to sleep again? You’re not alone!
Falling asleep can sometimes feel like an impossible dream, especially when you’re onto your 50th rendition of Twinkle, Twinkle or you’ve got your little person’s foot in your … Read More
You wish you understood your child’s temperament. Maybe, not all the time, just in some certain circumstances, like: when you inadvertently destroy their morning by giving them Weetbix when it’s CLEARLY “RICE BUBBLES” DAY! (cue sobbing).
If your first response … Read More
When you catch a virus, you usually go and see your General Practitioner, get some antibiotics and a couple of days later you generally start to feel better. It’s a process that most of us are familiar with. We … 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
Annie’s Centre is pleased to share information about an autism-friendly performance, “Kaleidoscope”, that is showing at Sydney Festival in January.
The performance is inspired by the experiences of Ethan, a boy who was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome. On stage, Ethan … Read More