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Hon. Anthony Roberts MP

The Hon. Anthony Roberts MP, Member for Lane Cove, Minister for Industry, Resources and Energy visited the Putney offices of Lifestart today. Click here for more information


Bond University Collecting Autism Data


Provisional Phychologist and final year student of Clinical Psychology from Bond University, Emily Habelrih, is collecting data for a research project is investigating the possible affects of having a sibling with Autism Spectrum Disorder. To date, no Australian research has explored this area. As research has primarily focused on children with Autism and their parents, the following research will aim to identify whether siblings of children with Autism, when compared to siblings of typically developing children, tend to have negative emotionality, lower self-esteem, and lower academic success.

Emily invites both typically developing siblings and their parents to participate in this research. 

Children/young adults who have a sibling with ASD can complete the survey by following this link:

Parents who would like to complete the survey can complete the survey via this link:


My Learning Matters Tool Launched

My Choice Matters has just launched My Learning Matters, an innovative new tool designed to help people get prepared!

A crowd of over 80 people attended My Choice Matters launch at the University of Technology in Sydney to celebrate this groundbreaking tool and hear from people like Jim Longley, Chief Executive of ADHC and Shu-Hua Chan, Vice Chairperson of NSW Council for Intellectual Disability about how learning can create a good life. Visit, register and explore the tools.