Tips for a good night’s sleep

A good night’s sleep is an important part of living a healthy life. But why exactly do we sleep? How much sleep do we need and how can we ensure we get a good night’s sleep? Why do we sleep? Our body’s desire to sleep is controlled by the circadian and homeostatic...

Auslan 101

Auslan is short for Australian Sign Language. Sign language is a visual type of communication that uses hand, arm and body movements to express meaning. Uniquely Australia, Auslan was recognised by the Australian Government as an official language in 1991....

Stories of Australian Paralympians

The 1960 Rome Paralympics were the first Paralympic Games. There were 400 Paralympians from 23 countries competing. Among those athletes were Australian’s like Daphne Hilton. There are many Australian Paralympic athletes who broke records, won medals and were...

A short history of the Paralympics

The beginning of the Paralympics as we know them today can be traced to one man and one hospital: Dr Ludwig Guttman and the Stoke Mandeville Hospital. In 1944, during WWII, the British Government asked Dr Guttman to open a centre for people with spinal injuries....

The secret agents society of social skills

Walkie talkies, secret codes and spy missions are just some of the tools the Secret Agents Society uses to help children with autism to develop their social and emotional skills. The Secret Agents Society is an innovative program helping children to learn about and...