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Adulthood

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Follow the links below to find trusted information about adulthood.

Last reviewed: May 2018

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Transition to adulthood: additional needs | Raising Children Network

Transition plans can help teens with additional needs move into adulthood. As part of planning, look at your childs strengths, interests and support needs.

Read more on Raising Children Network website

Parenting and Child Health - Health Topics - Chronic childhood illness managing the emotional impact

Sometimes children have an illness that is not 'curable' but continues on into adulthood

Read more on Women's and Children's Health Network website

Parenting and Child Health - Health Topics - Chronic childhood illness managing the emotional impact

Sometimes children have an illness that is not 'curable' but continues on into adulthood

Read more on Women's and Children's Health Network website

Neuromuscular conditions | Novita

While most forms of neuromuscular conditions become evident in early childhood, some others appear in late adolescence or adulthood

Read more on Novita Children's Services website

Teenage friends and friendships | Raising Children Network

Positive teenage friends and friendships are an important part of the journey to adulthood for your child. Read how to support your childs friendships.

Read more on Raising Children Network website

Parenting from before conception

New research shows that the health and lifestyle of both mothers and fathers before and around the time of conception affect the health of the baby at birth and into adulthood.

Read more on Your Fertility website

Asthma & Older Adults - National Asthma Council Australia

Older adults can have asthma too. Some people develop asthma for the first time in later adulthood. It is important to mention breath

Read more on National Asthma Council Australia website

Brain cancer (brain tumour, glioma) information | MyVMC

Glioma of the brain is a brain tumour arising in glial cells, which support the brain's nerve cells. It usually occurs in childhood or late adulthood.

Read more on myVMC – Virtual Medical Centre website

Mental health conditions in young people

One in four young Australians is currently experiencing a mental health condition. We also know that half of all mental health conditions in adulthood emerge by age 14, and three quarters by 24.

Read more on beyondblue website

Mental health conditions in children

It's estimated that around one in seven Australian kids experience mental health difculties and about half of all serious mental health problems in adulthood begin before the age of 14.

Read more on beyondblue website

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