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Physical disabilities

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Last reviewed: May 2018

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Parenting with physical disability | Raising Children Network

This first-hand account describes parenting with physical disability the joys and challenges and where and how to get disability services and support.

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Parenting and Child Health - Health Topics - Physical disability

In the early years, children may have some difficulties in learning to move skilfully. This is not unusual. However, for some children, the muscles and nerves that control body movements may not be properly formed or may become damaged causing a physical disability.

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

Facts about cerebral palsy | Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation

Download the Fact Sheets Key Facts Every 15 hours, an Australian child is born with cerebral palsy. It is the most common physical disability in childhood. Cerebral palsy is an...

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Parenting with a disability

Parents with a disability face the same issues as other parents but may require more support. Learn about the unique challenges and importance of help and support.

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To communicate | Novita

What is communication? Everybody communicates every day, in lots of different ways

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Cerebral palsy | Cerebral Palsy Alliance

Cerebral palsy (CP) is a physical disability that affects movement and posture. It is a permanent life-long condition, but generally does not worsen over time.

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Spina Bifida | The Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

Spina Bifida describes a group of spinal abnormalities that occurs within the first four weeks of a pregnancy when the baby’s developing spine (neural tube) fails to close properly.

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Cerebral palsy

Cerebral palsy is a physical disability caused by damage to the brain before, during, or soon after birth.

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Disability Support Pension - Australian Government Department of Human Services

Financial help if you have a permanent physical, intellectual or psychiatric condition that stops you from working.

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Disability - Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

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