It's a Girl!

Meet Erin's new addition to the family, baby Abigail Margaret!

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How do I get my partner to accept our child's Autism diagnosis?

Find out about what the research is saying on the topic but more importantly, we are also calling for insights, knowledge and experience in this area from parents around the world. How can we help others on this journey....

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It's a boy!

Congratulations to James and Kirsty Laurence on the arrival of their beautiful baby boy, Benjamin Alister Laurence!

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Mindfulness App for children to handle worry and stress

Though children don’t have to worry about paying bills and job stress they do have to handle situations that create stress and worry for them.

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Self Esteem in Children

Self-esteem is about liking yourself and who you are. For children, it comes from knowing that you’re loved and that you belong to a family that values you.

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Apps for Fine Motor & Handwriting Skills

Here are a couple of great handwriting apps recommended by one of our parents at LBH.

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Anxiety in Children.

For children to be worried, they have to imagine the future and bad things that might happen.

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Autism redefined from 'limited' to 'limitless'.

Chris Varney (right) starting his journey

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What is DIR® Floortime?

DIR® Floortime is an evidence based approach becoming increasingly utilised by a range of clinicians (e.g. Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, and Psychologists) to assist children presenting with a range of developmental disorders, including diagnoses such as Autism Spectrum Disorder. Read on to get more information

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NDIS Technology Conference

The NDIS technology conference opened up my mind to new possibilities for those with disabilities. The main message is to start planning now. The NDIS will eventually replace the Helping Children with Autism Package.

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What is Autism?

There is a lot of information and misinformation about Autism, read the Speech Pathology Australia fact sheet to start your journey of understanding.

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Is a home based program the best ABA therapy for your child?

There are a number of different approaches to ABA therapy. Learn about one approach where you are guided to set up a home based program. 

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..and the little one said roll over...

Watch Dora do a quick roll!

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Mindlines - How parents source information on Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Research has shown, not surprisingly, that parents seek out other parents for information on ASD. Innovation in addressing various issues related to ASD, including support for families, will come from knowledge sharing which is the basis of any innovation. Read on if you want to be part of a community which shares its knowledge on ASD.

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Healthy Teeth, Happy Teeth!

Ladybug House and RMIT University Dental Hygiene students are working together to promote oral health among children on the autism spectrum to enhance oral health awareness and motivation.

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Rethinking Autism

We all have individual differences, but why do we feel the need to be the same. The I Can Network tweeted a post from the Guardian discussing the strengths of Autism, a change in perceptions that the I Can Network has been championing. 

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Chris Varney was in the House!

Chris Varney was in the House! Find out more about Chris and the icannetwork.

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How can dogs help children with Autism?

Ladybug House has been fortunate enough to be selected by Assistance Dogs as the venue to host a series of paws workshops in Melbourne in August of this year. Paws brings together parents of children with autism, to share experiences and explore the potential that a pet dog might have within the family. The program has been running successfully in the UK and the Netherlands for the past two years Read more about how Assistance Dogs Australia works and find the link to register your interest in upcoming workshops.

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My child stutters what should I do?

What is Stuttering and what causes it?

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What is Music Therapy?

Music Therapy is an evidence based therapy for children on the Autism Spectrum. 

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