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Tips & activity ideas for special needs kids in the winter holidays

With the winter holidays coming up, for most families it’s a time to have fun, relax, and enjoy some time away from the school – and enjoy spending quality time together. However, for special needs kids, holidays can sometimes be distressing. They are suddenly no longer doing their daily routine that they are used to, …

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Steptamber!

What is steptember? Run by Cerebral Palsy Alliance, Steptember is taking on the challenge to do 10,000 steps a day for the month of september to raise incredibly important funds to support people living with cerebral palsy (CP) right across Australia. Let’s face it. Taking 10,000 steps a day for 28 days straight is one …

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Can mindfulness meditation benefit special-needs families?

Mindfulness has been getting its fair share of attention lately as a pathway to greater happiness and wellbeing but what exactly is mindfulness and how can it be helpful for special needs families? What is mindfulness? Hype aside, ‘mindfulness’ means paying attention to the moment without passing judgement, this might be through meditation or just …

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Conference invites you to share ‘hard yards’ through art

Children and young people from across Victoria will have the opportunity to express themselves through art and win $500 as part of a competition to create an original artwork for the Hard Yards: Children Who Challenge conference hosted by La Trobe University in Bendigo on August 16-17. And we’d love to see you, our friends …

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Hospital essentials: the ultimate guide to packing for child

Our hospital packing guide is a simple checklist to help you prepare for your child’s next hospital visit and prevent you running around like headless chook 10 minutes before you need to leave. Paperwork To help doctors, nurses, administration staff and other healthcare professionals give your child the best care possible, there’s a lot of …

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Clown Doctors prove laughter is the best medicine

Have you ever spent time in a hospital? You’re away from family, friends and the comfort of your home – surrounded by unfamiliar people, and strange medical equipment and you feel sick. It’s not a pleasant experience for anyone. Now imagine you’re a kid and you’re subjected to poking, prodding and possibly painful treatments, and …

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