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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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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 or call on 08 8235 2871.

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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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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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