5 Things to Consider When Moving with a Child with a Disability

Roughly 4 million Australians live with some kind of disability, from limitations with movement to low or impaired vision. People with disabilities, especially children, need a different kind of home—one that helps them live a safe, independent and supported life. If you and your family are looking for a new home, one that can accommodate your child’s disability, this guide is a good reference for considerations specific to your child’s situation.

Talking to Your Child About Moving

Be as transparent as you can be with your child about what ...

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January-Sienna-Violet

Sienna-Violet is such a vibrant little girl, she is adored by everyone that meets her. On the 26th of May 2020, Sienna-Violet was diagnosed with acute lymphatic leukaemia (ALL) a type of cancer that affects the blood and bone marrow. Sienna-Violet is currently receiving chemotherapy and in the beginning, she spent almost a whole month in hospital on intravenous medications, now she has frequent outpatient appointments for treatment, some days we are there for the entire day from 7.30am, until ...

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December Warrior-Thomas

Thomas is a very sweet and caring little boy. Little brother to Oli, and proud big brother to his new baby sister, Elsie. He’s super brave and takes everything in his stride. When Thomas was two he was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare type of cancer where cells don’t grow probably and develop into a sarcoma tumour. His tumour was located close to his jaw which caused the nerves in his face to never develop correctly. He underwent two surgeries ...

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November Warrior- Sam

Sam is a kind and gentle three year old boy who loves sisters Nadia (who lives with her mum in Melbourne) and Mia.  In February this year he was diagnosed with Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, a type of cancer that affects the blood and bone marrow and began treatment with intensive chemotherapy. 

Sam spent the first 2 weeks of his chemotherapy in hospital. He then spent 5 days at home and was able celebrated his 3rd birthday with his family, before returning ...

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October Warrior-Fleur

Fleur was diagnosed with brain cancer in December 2018 when she was 12 years old and had to have major surgery to remove a large brain tumour. Unfortunately, before and during the surgery Fleur had several strokes which have left her paralysed completely on her right side.

While she was incredibly brave throughout treatment, it was hard for her to walk and move about. Over the last year(s) she received intensive physio, speech and occupational therapy and special medication to manage ...

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September’s Warrior – Xavier

Xavier has been through so much in his short time on earth. Born with craniosynotosis (fused skull) it was thankfully determined at age 1 there is enough space for brain growth and would only impact him cosmetically. Xavier was in pain for many years  and it took a long while for doctors to diagnosis but after allergy tests, blood tests and further endoscopies & other scopes at five he was diagnosed with both coeliac diseases, where the body can’t digest ...

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August Warrior – William

William is definitely a warrior. Every hurdle William is presented with, he will always find one way or another to get over it. He’s a happy three-and-a-half-year-old with the most infectious smile around…. nothing bothers him.

William was diagnosed with Renal Coloboma Syndrome when he was a baby, a condition that affects kidney and eye development. William had his left kidney removed at 6 months old and is vision impaired. William has also been diagnosed with laryngomalacia, a condition that affects the vocal cords and impacts breathing and swallowing. ...

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July’s Warrior – Bailey

Bailey is a beautiful little man who loves dinosaurs, his dogs (the family have 2) and everything outdoors….  originally from Kalgoorlie, Bailey and his family have been stuck in Perth for over 12 months for treatment- away from all they hold dear.  He missed out on 4yo kindy but is hoping to start preschool mid-year when they are allowed home.

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March’s Warrior – Oliver

Oliver is an energetic happy child despite being diagnosed with
non-verbal level 2&3 Autism, High risk B-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and Global developmental delay.

One of the biggest challenges for Oliver is that he can’t speak. However, he loves everything especially playing with other kids, music, Mickey Mouse, the Wiggles, Paw Patrol and cars like Blaze. Oliver always has a smile even when he is sick.

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February’s Warrior – Sophie

Sophie was initially diagnosed with osteosarcoma but developed cardiomyopathy as a consequence of treatment, and now has a heart pump (a ventricular assist device that performs the function of her left ventricle) and is waiting for a transplant.

She is a sweet, funny kid who is independent as well as strong. She loves her puppy, her friends, her cousins (& her parents!), creating with Lego, jazz and tap dancing and the water. ...

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