Sleep Study

Research helps health professionals find solutions that are repeatable and applicable to others. We are supporting and promoting this sleep study research as we believe that sleep has an significant impact on children with special needs. The research is being run by Dr Nicole Papadopoulos from Deakin University, if it's applicable to your child please spare the time to participate. More information below.

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New team member at LBH ...we need a name. Thoughts?

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Parent relationships, with or without the spectrum.

Parent relationships, with or without the spectrum.

Recent research has looked at couple differences between those with a child on the spectrum and those without. The results are a little surprising but the research provides a new way at looking at relationship health for all couples.

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Seasons Greetings from Spencer!

Seasons Greetings from Spencer!

Spencer and the team would like to wish everyone a safe holiday season! Ladybug House is open until December 24th and return on the 9th of January.

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How do I get an Autism diagnosis?

How do I get an Autism diagnosis?

Navigating your way through an ASD diagnosis can be complex, read on to see how we do it at Ladybug House.

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Sleep difficulties and children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Sleep difficulties and children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Research tells us that when children with ASD don’t sleep well, their parents are likely to experience poor sleep, high levels of stress and depression. So there are many good reasons for working on your child’s sleep habits.

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Fashion for children on the spectrum.....your thoughts needed

Fashion for children on the spectrum.....your thoughts needed

We come across amazing people at Ladybug House everyday and I wanted to share Tihana's story. She'd love it if you could give her feedback on her clothing idea for kids on the spectrum, just follow this link to fill out a short 10 question survey...read on to learn who you'll be helping.......

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Children, blended families and conflict.

Children, blended families and conflict.

Managing family relationships is difficult at the best of times. As adults we often forget the impact we have on our children during disagreements. Learn more about the impact on your children.

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Meet our new team member Spencer!

Meet our new team member Spencer!

Spencer is officially a new member of the team at Ladybug House! He will be on duty everyday in his official capacity as a potential Therapy Dog! 

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We have names!

We have names!

Will he be Jax, Oscar, Spencer or Tommy! 

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What's your name little guy?

What's your name little guy?

We need your help naming this little guy.

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It's a Girl!

It's a Girl!

Meet Erin's new addition to the family, baby Abigail Margaret!

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How do I get my partner to accept our child's Autism diagnosis?

How do I get my partner to accept our child's Autism diagnosis?

Find out about what the research is saying on the topic but more importantly, we are also calling for insights, knowledge and experience in this area from parents around the world. How can we help others on this journey....

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It's a boy!

It's a boy!

Congratulations to James and Kirsty Laurence on the arrival of their beautiful baby boy, Benjamin Alister Laurence!

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Mindfulness App for children to handle worry and stress

Mindfulness App for children to handle worry and stress

Though children don’t have to worry about paying bills and job stress they do have to handle situations that create stress and worry for them.

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Self Esteem in Children

Self Esteem in Children

Self-esteem is about liking yourself and who you are. For children, it comes from knowing that you’re loved and that you belong to a family that values you.

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Apps for Fine Motor & Handwriting Skills

Apps for Fine Motor & Handwriting Skills

Here are a couple of great handwriting apps recommended by one of our parents at LBH.

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Anxiety in Children.

Anxiety in Children.

For children to be worried, they have to imagine the future and bad things that might happen in it – this is why worries become more common in children over eight years of age. 

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Autism redefined from 'limited' to 'limitless'.

Autism redefined from 'limited' to 'limitless'.

Chris Varney (right) starting his journey

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What is DIR® Floortime?

What is DIR® Floortime?

DIR® Floortime is an evidence based approach becoming increasingly utilised by a range of clinicians (e.g. Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, and Psychologists) to assist children presenting with a range of developmental disorders, including diagnoses such as Autism Spectrum Disorder. Read on to get more information

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