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Finding positive permanent homes for foster kids
Finding positive permanent homes for foster kids (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Queensland foster and kin carers are being asked to take part in a survey to identify positive ways to give kids a chance of a permanent home. Leith Harding, from QUT’s School of Psychology and Counselling said in Queensland there ... Read More »

Roadblocks for Adolescents with Autism and their Caregivers
Roadblocks for Adolescents with Autism and their Caregivers (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

For most people, trips to the doctor can be quite scary. For adolescents and young adults with autism, taking control of health care decisions is not only frightening, it also can be a barrier to independence. Now researchers from the ... Read More »

One in 33 children receives child protection services, the majority repeat clients
One in 33 children receives child protection services, the majority repeat clients (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The number of children receiving child protection services continues to rise, with almost three-quarters of these children repeat clients, according to new analysis from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). The report, Child protection Australia 2015–16, shows that over ... Read More »

Household chaos makes bringing up children with ADHD more difficult
Household chaos makes bringing up children with ADHD more difficult (3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Researchers often observe inadequate parenting, a negative emotional climate and household chaos in families of children with ADHD. A research group at Goethe University Frankfurt and the universities of Bremen, Heidelberg, Tübingen and Kiel has now explored how these factors ... Read More »

Positive outlook of young carers in regional Australia
Positive outlook of young carers in regional Australia (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

“Young carers in western societies are often portrayed as ‘compromised’ and ‘missing out’ on a ‘normal’ childhood and family life,” said Dr Lester Alan Watson, who recently studied this group of carers as part of his PhD with CSU’s School of ... Read More »

Autism app wins coveted National iAward
Autism app wins coveted National iAward (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

La Trobe University partnered with Salesforce to develop an early detection app to empower parents and caregivers to identify autism earlier and more accurately than ever before. The free app – called ASDetect – won the Project of the Year iAward in ... Read More »

How much do grandparents matter?
How much do grandparents matter? (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A James Cook University researcher is looking for participants to help share experiences about involuntary lost contact between grandparents and their grandchildren – and how to help fix it. JCU researcher Associate Professor Susan Gair is conducting research in partnership ... Read More »

New program helps parents and carers prepare for NDIS
New program helps parents and carers prepare for NDIS (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Pilot program equips parents with the skills and support needed to advocate for their children under National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). ‘The Parent Room’ is an eight-week program, designed and run by a multidisciplinary research team led by Dr Amy Conley ... Read More »

Australia-wide autism report calls for ‘agile’ response in classrooms
Australia-wide autism report calls for ‘agile’ response in classrooms (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Australia’s first national report investigating the educational needs of students with autism has identified social and emotional needs as the top priority to ensure success at school. The Australian Educational Needs Analysis report was launched at the ASPECT Autism in education conference in Melbourne’s Convention ... Read More »

 
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