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Asperger's syndrome: The "invisible" autism

by Rhonda Brunett

Asperger's Syndrome is an autistic disorder that is at the high-functioning end of the spectrum. However, there is a common misconception that people with autism are so profoundly affected that they can't talk or that they have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). This is a parent's perspective, including take-away tips to help other families in seeking the correct diagnosis for their child. Published: November 2005

Cooking single handed - How to break an egg with one hand

by Robin Kettle

Do you know how to break an egg using only one hand? If you have a weak grip or difficulty using both hands due to arthritis, stroke or injury you'll love this tip. Trust me, it works! Published: November 2004

Daily PowerPoints for visual learners

by Cheryl Hagerty

Sharing ideas: A useful and innovative teaching tool to assist visual learners and students with learning disabilities. Published: April 2004

Safety and epilepsy

by Helen McMahon

Accidents can happen at any time to anyone. People take risks every day, but sometimes the risks that people with epilepsy have to deal with can be different from those faced by others. This article is a starting point for considering safety and seizures, including safety tips and risk factors for smart swimming and other activities. Published: March 2004

Epilepsy information

by Skillnet Group

An accessible 'fact sheet' about epilepsy, the causes of epilepsy and what you should do if someone has epilepsy. Published: March 2004

Shoe buttons

by Maggie Delaney

Maggie Delaney was born with an injured left arm and faced many unusual challenges at an early age.Tying her shoelaces proved to be one without an easy solution until she was introduced to Shoe Buttons. Published: October 2003

Food and fitness

by Dianne Woods

Find out more about the balance between food and physical activitiy, and learn how the energy from the food we eat is influenced by the amount and type of food we choose. Published: October 2003

A journey with Ankylosing Spondylitis

by Kingsley Forbes-Smith

Kingsley Forbes-Smith shares his personal journey with Ankylosing Spondylitis, his tips for easing the severe back pain he experienced and why now looking back (excuse the pun), he would not have it any other way. Published: June 2003

Balance the care

by Maree McEvoy

As part of celebrating Australian Carer's Week, carers share their experiences and discuss the importance of finding ways to introduce balance into their lives by spreading the load of caring and particularly by looking after themselves. It takes a positive and active approach to the often overwhelming situations which carers face everyday. Published: November 2001

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