Useful Resources

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Kids

Understanding Coronavirus for Kids
Staying Connected With Our Children
Supporting children during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
Coronavirus (COVID-19): talking with children about physical distancing and self-isolation
Coronavirus (COVID-19) and children in Australia

Children’s Health Information

Royal Childrens Hospital Kids’ Health Info
Raising Children Network (The Australian Parenting Website)
Children’s Health at Westmead Factsheets
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children Medical Information
The Period of PURPLE Crying (A new way to understand your baby’s crying)
Continence Victoria (One Step at a Time)
Better Health Channel (Government Health Website)
Positive Parenting Telephone Services

Special Needs

The National Disability Insurance Scheme: FAQs (Suitable for 0-18 years)
Early intervention and NDIS
NDIS early intervention support: children aged 0-6 years
NDIS early intervention support: children aged over 7 years
Better Start Initiative
Do2Learn (Educational Resources for Special Needs)
Association for Children with a Disability
Cerebral Palsy


Early intervention and the National Disability Insurance Scheme
NDIS Supportinng Familes Info Sheet
Amaze Website (Autism Victoria)
How autism spectrum disorder is diagnosed
Helping Children with Autism
Asperger Services Australia
Tony Attwood (A resource for for parents, professionals, people with Asperger’s and their partners)
Minds & Hearts
Autism Information Booklet
Sharing the Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder
Recommendations For Students with High Functioning Autism
Suggested Reading List (Autism Spectrum Disorder)
Dietary Issues and Autism (Information for parents)
Sleep Strategies for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Sleep Strategies for Teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder (A Guide for Parents)
Autism Speaks Tool Kits


Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy
Anaphylaxis Australia

Mental Health

Hands On Scotland (A toolkit of helpful responses to encourage children and young people’s emotional wellbeing)
Beyond Blue (The National Depression Initiative)
Headspace (Australia’s National Youth Mental Health Foundation)
Smiling Mind (Modern Meditation for Young People)
Mindful (Tips for teaching mindfulness to kids)


Neonatal eHandbook (DHS Victoria)
Clinical Guidelines (Auckland District Health Board)
Women and Newborn Health Services A-Z (King Edward Memorial Hospital)

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