World Asthma Day

May 1st is World Asthma Day. Check out this post to find out what asthma is, remind yourself about asthma first aid, and make sure your child’s asthma management plan is up-to-date.

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Julia Conway
Employable Me on ABC iView

This delightful (sometimes sad) 3 part program introduces us to around 10 impressive mostly young adults aspiring to independence, a place in the world, the ability to contribute and particularly a job. But their quest is complicated by their disability.

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Angela Conway
SMS4dadsSA - Sign up now!

A new support program for expectant and new dads, provided by the SA Mental Health Commission.

We often talk about the fact that new mums can struggle with postnatal depression, anxiety or even just tiredness and stress. But, we often forget that new dads are also experiencing a radical change to their lives and can have their own set of struggles as they navigate caring for their newborn and it's mother. 

SMS4dadsSA is a new initiative, developed in partnership with the Family Action Centre at the University of Newcastle. It is designed to provide expectant and new dads with information, support and connections via frequent text messages to connect them to online services. 

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Purple Day for Epilepsy Awareness

Today we're celebrating Purple Day, a global initiative dedicated to raising epilepsy awareness. It aims to encourage people to talk about epilepsy and to remind those who live with seizures, that they are not alone. It's a great day to discuss epilepsy with your children, and how this may affect others in their peer groups.

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Disability Policy & Programs Parent Forum (DECD)

Have your say about special education policy in South Australia!


Parents and carers of children and young people with disability are invited to the Disability Policy and Programs Parent Forum, run by the Department for Education and Child Development.


When? 9:30am-2:00pm, Wednesday 21 March in Henley Beach.


Register by this Friday: email julie.cakebread68@schools.sa.edu.au or call on 08 8235 2871.

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Happy International Women's Day

Happy International Women's Day from Paediatrics at Burnside! We are proud to have a wonderful group of intelligent, talented and caring women on our clinical and admin teams, including mothers and grandmothers!

We are also especially pleased that we are able to offer these women flexibility and the opportunity to balance their work with family life, continuing professional development and university studies.

We'd also like to give a special shout-out to all the the fantastic mothers, aunties, grandmothers, carers and friends of our patients - we are continually impressed by your care, dedication and support.

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New NAB AFL AAA Auskick Centres in South Australia

NAB AFL AAA Auskick is an Access All Abilities Auskick Centre aimed at providing opportunities for children who might not otherwise have had the opportunity to play Auskick in 2017. AAA Auskick centres are supported by SANFL staff and aim to ensure every child, regardless of their ability has the chance to play the game they love. 

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What's the Buzz, MindUP & Adolescent Mindfulness at Rose Park Psychology

Rose Park Psychology, close by to Paediatrics at Burnside, have announced their 2018 group programs for children & adolescents. NDIS, Medicare rebates and private health rebates can often be used to help fund these programs, and you can find out more about this by contacting Rose Park Psychology.

What's The Buzz (Ages 5-7 & 8-10)

MindUP (Ages 11-15)

Mindfulness Meditation Group for Adolescents (Ages 13-19)

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One Culture Football for Children & Teens with Disabilities

School holiday football (soccer) programs in January 2018, plus other inclusive programs running throughout the year for children & teens with integration difficulties such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, medical issues or illness, sensory disability, developmental delay, intellectual disability, speech and language delay, Down syndrome, physical disability and cerebral palsy or other brain injuries.

One Culture Football deliver "Inclusive Football Programs" which gives opportunities for people living with a disability or condition to be engaged in regular football coaching and games. The program focuses not only on football but on gross motor skills but also self-confidence, self-esteem and health and wellbeing.

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New 'Communications Milestones Kit' for 12mths-5yrs | Speech Pathology Australia

Speech Pathology Australia has produced the new “Communication Milestones Kit” to provide information for parents and carers about the role of speech pathologists. The kit also assists parents and carers to find a speech pathologist if they are unsure about whether their child is having difficulty with his or her speech, language and communication. The kit includes a poster, information sheets and information about how to find a speech pathologist. 

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Parenting SA Seminar: Toddlers and big feelings

Parenting SA is hosting a free seminar titled toddlers and big feelings. The seminar is for parents of children aged 1 to 3 and is from 7pm to 9pm, Wednesday 15 November

Come and learn how to help your toddler thrive by:

  • building a strong connection
  • seeing things through their eyes
  • helping them manage strong feelings
  • guiding their behaviour.
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Julia Conway
Welcome to our new website!

Check out our new information and features, and check back regularly for practice updates, new events and child and adolescent health information. 

Health professionals and patients & families can sign up to our mailing lists to receive updates directly.

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Julia Conway