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A coffee in the park -- Perth: [2013]

A resource created by Perth parents for other parents wanting to know where to find great playgrounds and a decent coffee at the same time. It covers playgrounds in the north, south and hills regions of Perth, as well as country areas. It includes lots of photos.



KidsMatter Early Childhood Commonwealth of Australia [2012]

KidsMatter is an Australian Government initiative which aims to strengthen the mental health and wellbeing of children, reduce mental health problems amongst children, and achieve greater support for children experiencing mental health difficulties, and their families. The website includes: KidsMatter Early Childhood: implementation in preschools and long day care; KidsMatter Primary: implementation in Australian primary schools; KidsMatter Transition to School: support during the transition to school. There are links to a range of downloadable resources organised by components as follows: a positive school community; social and emotional learning for students; working with parents and carers; helping children experiencing mental health difficulties.



Parent Power brochure suite -- Belmont, WA: Therapy Focus [2013] Brochures

The Parent Power brochure suite has been developed by therapists to assist parents of children with disabilities address common issues and challenges they may face. Topics include: behaviour and routine; augmentative and alternative communication; daily learning; life at home; mobility; communication; self care; social relationships; transitions; play and the community.



Raising children network : the Australian parenting website Raising Children (Australia) Network 2008.

In 2007 this Australian website won awards for site of the year and best parenting site.It offers information specific to newborns, babies, toddlers, preschoolers, school age and for grown ups. It includes an A-Z health reference and interactive maps to help you to connect to services and support in your area. It has such things as healthy meal ideas and songs to sing to your baby. It has a section on "special needs" [http://raisingchildren.net.au/special_needs/special_needs.html] which links to a section on children with a disability [http://raisingchildren.net.au/children_with_disabilities/raising_children_with_disabilities.html] explores topics such as your feelings, others' reactions and working with professionals. It includes a handy reference of disability terms. It also has resources for professionals who work with parents and families.



Twinkl : SEN -- Sheffield, UK: 2015.

This is part of a website which provides free downloadable learning resources for children with special educational needs. The resources available include communication resources, visual timetable and routine resources, behaviour management resources, speech and langauge therapy resources, and resources for autism disorder.



Visual Aids for Learning : school pack -- Sydney: Visual Aids for Learning [2015]

Visual Aids for Learning has created downloadable visuals to help people learn everyday activities. This pack of visuals can help students, special needs students in particular, in seeing and understanding the daily class routine so as to be able to better stay on task and focused for work. It also aims to help students in knowing and understanding what behaviour is expected of them and to allow greater communication where speech is often delayed. Each pack is in Printable Document Format (PDF) and must be read by Adobe PDF Reader.