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Looking for a way to bring in the New Year in your state? Below we have compiled a list of accessible and free (or cheap) events around Australia. So bring your family and friends, and settle in for a night of fireworks and bringing in 2022.

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Tourette syndrome (TS) is a form of neurological disorder. Tourette's is characterised by rapid, repetitive involuntary tics and repetitive vocalisations. Commonly misunderstood, we help to highlight what Tourette's is, how it can present, and resources that can help. With no cure for Tourette Syndrome understanding and breaking the stigma are vital.

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Siblings Australia is committed to improving the support available for siblings of children and adults with chronic conditions including disability, chronic illness and mental health issues.

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Summer Holidays are almost here. If you are searching for activities to do, day programs to be involved in or attractions to visit, we have a guide for you.

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This article is written in the spirit of Reduce, Reuse, Regift, Recycle. If you are the recipient of a gift that does not fit, is a duplicate, just unwanted, missed the mark or not “you”, you can choose to regift or donate. We explain how you can start thoughtfully regifting.

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The NDIA has published the ‘Improving Support Coordination for NDIS Participants’ paper. The paper outlines the outcomes from reviewing the current support coordination model. We discuss the paper, and IDEAS tool to help Support Coordinators. 

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All women need to have Cervical Screening Tests every 5 years between the ages of 25 and 74 if they have ever been sexually active. Some women who would prefer not to have a doctor or nurse collect the Cervical Screening Test, may be eligible to self take the sample. This is called a self-collected Cervical Screening Test.

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Public hearing 20 continues the series of Royal Commission hearings examining how disability service providers prevent and respond to violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation. In the course of this examination, the Royal Commission will also inquire into how the current systems of funding and oversight of disability services protect people with disabilities from violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation.

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Sensory play can be calming, mindful and often has the benefit of helping fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination skills, depending on the exercise. Here are some easy sensory toys you can make at home.

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2021 has been another odd kind of year, don't let the season trick you into spending more than you should, or overcompensating by shopping till you drop. We have 12 tips to help you.