FOOTSTEPS OF TWO
Joanne Copeland shares her journey and the life-altering moment when her twins, Zalie and Flynn, were diagnosed as autistic. Joanne shares the challenges faced following the unexpected double diagnosis in her honest, heartfelt account of what life has been like since – without hiding any of the raw emotions of denial, blame and guilt she encountered along the way.
It is a story of hope and lessons learnt, helping readers to find inner strength… even on the darkest days.
FREDRICK THE FOX
Fredrick is a friendly fox, but he has no friends because, well, he’s a fox! When a new neighbour moves into Fredrick’s favourite gum tree, he is excited to meet them, but they are scared and hide at the top of the tree. Will this new neighbour give Fredrick a chance and be friends with a fox? An important lesson for kids (and us all) about not judging others, and looking past what is on the outside. Fredrick teaches us that once we truly get to know someone, we realise we are not so different after all.
A reboot of Heartbreak High will be making its way
to our Netflix screens very shortly. The eight-part drama for young adults is set, once-again, in Hartley High and includes a diverse range of characters, including Quinni, who is played by autistic actor, Chloe Hayden. If you were a fan of the original series in the 90s, you are going to love watching this reboot with your kids. #bringbackdrazic.
Taryn Brumfitt, the woman behind the Embrace documentary, has set her sights on empowering the next generation with a new doco, Embrace Kids. The powerhouse changemaker has collaborated with body image expert, Dr Zali Yager, on one of the most important health issues of our time – helping our children and teens feel comfortable about, and confident in, their bodies. A must-watch for every member of the family with screenings being held around the country.
FROM THE HEART – FROM HEARTKIDS
This podcast is for anyone impacted by congenital or childhood heart conditions and covers topics including what it’s like receiving a new diagnosis, preparing for open-heart surgery and looking after your mental health. From the Heart has also added a new series exploring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s experiences of congenital and childhood acquired heart conditions. Search “From the Heart”
on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.