Dr Carmen Pace and colleagues have published the first guidelines specific to the health care needs of transgender and gender diverse children and adolescents in the Medical Journal of Australia. Read these guidelines here.
Booklets, pamphlets, brochures
Standardised and accurate measurement of dyskinetic cerebral palsy is important to determine intervention effectiveness, ensure practice is based on high quality evidence and guide future interventions. Read more here about this toolkit developed by the Centre of Research Excellence – Cerebral Palsy
Prof Dinah Reddihough and colleagues have published the 4th edition of “Cerebral Palsy – An information guide for parents and families.”
Updated resources: Puberty is also a time when sexual attraction starts to occur, for all parents this can be an awkward time. As for all children, the best approach is to talk simply and honestly with your child about the feelings they may experience and try to be positive. Young people with a disability are just as likely to want relationships as any other person, it is important to recognise this and talk about it with your child.
Updated resources: Puberty can be tricky time for all children and their parents. The transition from child to young adult brings much change and a few challenges. Puberty with a disability can have extra challenges so we have collated some resources that may be helpful.
All of these topics can be tricky to discuss. These tips might help you have good conversation with your child.
The onset of menstruation (commonly known as periods) can be a source of great anxiety for parents of girls with a disability. Here are some resources to assist parents prepare their daughters to manage their periods.