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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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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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Maddie’s Journey

Maddie’s journey has been quite complicated right from the beginning. She initially spent 7 days in ICU when she was diagnosed with AML on 6th January 2018.

She had a stroke a few days later as a result of the leukemia, which caused her to go blind and left her with some weakness on her left side. She ...

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The Story of Emily

 

Today’s story is about the power – the superpower! – of positivity.

Little Hero Emily has Spastic Diplegia, a type of Cerebral Palsy. Her parents were told when she was four weeks old (after being born at 29 weeks gestation) that she might not live, might not walk, and might not ever talk.

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The Story of Rayaan

 

Heroism is not constrained by age or size. Rayaan, sometimes known as Little Buddha for his chubby appearance and calm nature, was a happy, healthy baby boy until he stopped breathing two weeks after his first birthday. He had no history of serious illness, there was no warning. It was terrifying for his parents to watch the emergency treatment ...

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September’s Warriors – Flynn and Tilly

This month we’re running a Double Warrior Special! Please send individual cards to each child to show them how inspiring they are!

Flynn is an enthusiastic almost 4-year-old boy who loves to show affection and tells everyone he sees about his interest in cars. He has a big sister Tilly who has just celebrated her 5th birthday (her first one not celebrated in the hospital). They have a very close sibling bond and she likes to help with his care everyday.

At ...

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July’s Warrior – Deklen

Deklen (who turns 12 in July) has been diagnosed with high-functioning autism and selective mutism. He will only talk to his mother and a couple of his siblings; when they are not around he struggles to communicate.

At 4 ½, Deklen’s mother noticed him exhibiting behaviours similar to those of his older brother, who had already been diagnosed with autism.

Deklen underwent assessments by a paediatrician, a speech therapist and a psychologist. Thanks to his early diagnosis, Deklen was able to have ...

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February’s Warrior – Mackenzie

In June last year 4 year old Mackenzie suddenly began to have trouble walking, and she has been in and out of hospital ever since. Her medical team have just recently diagnosed her Metachromic Leukodystrophy, a very rare genetic metabolic disorder. Children with this cruel disease are slowly robbed of their ability to walk, talk, hear and see. Currently, Mackenzie’s only symptoms are lower limb weakness – she often needs to use a wheelchair and she requires assistance getting off ...

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