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Is Autism really less prevalent in girls????

01.08.2018

Recent statistics show that 1 in 68 children have a diagnosis of Autism. These statistics also show that boys are almost four times as likely to receive an accurate autism diagnosis over girls. Boys often receive a diagnosis in early childhood where the average age of girls receiving a diagnosis is 9 years old.   Read more…

The ‘Magic’ of Parent-Child Interactions

19.07.2018

Children begin learning the building blocks for language development before their first birthday. From 5-6 months of age, children begin to make sounds such as coos (e.g. “oo-oo” “eee”) and babble (e.g. “baba” “badabda”). When a parent responds vocally to their child’s sounds, the infant is twice as likely to re-vocalise. This leads to the Read more…

The three levels of autism – making sense of your child’s diagnosis

16.03.2018

The different levels of autism Autism was previously broken down into several different diagnosis such as Asperger’s, PDD-NOS, and Rhett’s Syndrome.  Since the release of the DSM-5 in May 2013 (for diagnosis purposes), autism has become defined as a “single spectrum disorder” in which levels were defined.     What is the DSM-5? The DSM-5 (published in Read more…

Sammy’s story …

13.08.2017

One of the joys of the work we do at Bridges for Learning is seeing how our work can transform the lives of our clients. Following is a a beautiful letter from Jennifer, whose son Sammy is a client of Bridges for Learning and a recipient of NDIS. It’s such a lovely story, we wanted to Read more…

What’s happening with my child’s NDIS plan?

28.04.2017

    When will my child’s plan be written? We understand how the changes associated with the NDIS can be a confusing time, so our aim is to keep you as up to date as possible. As you can imagine the large number of people transitioning to the NDIS means that it may take some time for the NDIA Read more…

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