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  • Understanding the system to help my son

    My 17-year-old son Jordan is a wonderful teenager. He’s high energy, loves a laugh, is caring and cheeky. He does kickboxing, swims and used to play rugby. Sport is a great boost for his self-esteem and an outlet for his high energy levels – particularly since he has ADHD and severe dyslexia. With the right […]

    12 July 2021

  • A new journey for a new Australian – Maria’s story

    My son Lucas is just over two years old. He loves cars, trucks, his teddy bear, painting, and singing songs. He loves learning about the alphabet and numbers. He can’t seem to go anywhere without carrying his pillow and blanket. Lucas is a smart little boy, and he also has a developmental delay. I didn’t […]

    09 June 2021

  • What it’s like being me: an insight from young people with disability

    As parents of teenagers with disability, it’s easy to feel overly protective of our children and to assume we know what they want and need. As part of the research for our Teens and Beyond workshop, ACD partnered with Youth Disability Advocacy Service (YDAS) and asked young people with disability: What do you wish your […]

    09 May 2021