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Celebrating our Volunteers

Here at Novita we love to celebrate our volunteers and Auxiliaries during National Volunteer Week, held from 8-14 May. National Volunteer Week is an annual celebration to acknowled [...]

All about ASD

What is Autism? Autism Spectrum Disorder, sometimes called ASD can affect how kids behave and interact with the world around them. Kids living with ASD: have unique strengths and c [...]

Autism and Water Safety

Australia is a water-loving nation and being around water, whether it is a beach, a river or a backyard pool, is part of most kids’ lives. Water safety means learning how to swim, [...]

Confidence and Independence

Confidence is based on having good feelings about yourself and generally liking yourself. This page outlines why confidence is so important for children with a physical disability, [...]

Fear and anxiety

Most kids get scared or anxious sometimes. This page has tips on how to identify if your child is scared or anxious and some of the things you can do to help them. What is fear? Fe [...]

Children and grief

Children feel grief the same way adults do, they just express it differently Some kids will find it hard to talk about their feelings. If you are also feeling grief, your child wil [...]

Anger – feeling and facing it

  Anger is a feeling that all experience sometimes. It can arise in response to unfair or unreasonable events or expectations. Why manage anger? Anger is a normal emotion that [...]