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Disability and parenting support

Disability and parenting support is available such as government support, information services, non-profit, charity and parent support groups and carers networks.

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Your feelings about your child's disability

Learn more about how to talk with others about your child’s disability, dealing with your feelings, educating others, and early intervention and next steps.

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Disability rights for children

Disabled children have the same rights to education and other services as other kids. Learn more about disability rights and where to seek assistance.

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Caring for a child with Down syndrome

When caring for a child with Down syndrome, you might face some challenges different to other parents.

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Parenting with a disability

Parents with a disability face the same issues as other parents but may require more support. Learn about the unique challenges and importance of help and support.

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Financial support for rural families

Many families with children and babies live in rural and remote areas. Find out what financial assistance is available to families in the country.

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Early childhood intervention

Early childhood intervention supports the needs and development of children with disabilities, through intensive, tailored and high-quality therapy. Find out more.

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Child care - what are my options?

The child care you chose is an important decision. Learn about child care options, costs, financial assistance available and how to prepare your child.

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Fragile X syndrome

People with Fragile X syndrome (or Fragile X) have intellectual disability, behavioural and learning challenges as well as certain physical characteristics

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