The Spring 2016 edition of Thrive magazine is now available. This edition has a focus on building resilience in children and young people, as well as articles about some great organisations we collaborate with or support. Kayla, who herself has a limb difference, has written a very personal letter full of encouragement and tips to […]
About Fiona Waugh
I'm Fiona Waugh and I am the Manager of the Limbs 4 Kids program and a Moderator on the Kids-Link Forum. My professional background has been roles in education, welfare, employment, disability and partnership development. I'm here to participate in discussions, answer any questions you may have and support you (and your family or colleagues).
I look forward to getting to know other members of the Kids-Link Forum.
Entries by Fiona Waugh
With the 2017 school-year just around the corner, you may want to review content on the Limbs 4 Kids website and/or download related Fact Sheets. These pages provide general information about early childhood learning, primary schooling and secondary schooling; as well as information specifically related to the education needs of children with limb differences. Some […]
Deb’s first experience of limb difference came when her son was born 40 years ago. Deb’s son was born with part of his left arm missing below the elbow due to Amniotic Band Syndrome. Deb’s story is not dissimilar to many Thrive readers and she has kindly shared her experiences of being a mother, during […]
Aussie Hands provides support, understanding and encouragement to children and adults with congenital and acquired hand disabilities and their families. Aussie Hands provides opportunities for networking and exchange of information. By providing a supportive network, we aim to ensure that children and adults with hand disabilities don’t feel alone. Aussie Hands was started by Elizabeth […]
It’s seems an ordinary thing for a kid to play—it’s how we have fun, meet new friends, and start learning what it is to be part of society. So what happens when they can’t? Our charity Touched by Olivia was established by John and Justine Perkins in 2006, just six weeks after they had lost […]
I’m a stay-at-home Melbourne mum of four young children under 8 and my two youngest boys have Autism. I am also the creator of Hope Toys. Early last year, I was inspired by a lady in Tasmania, who recycles, repairs and up-cycles second hand dolls, swapping the glitzy high-maintenance look for a down-to-earth style. I immediately fell in love with this […]
Dear Friend, I hear you are starting school next year and I am just like you. I too have a limb difference, but don’t be worried because you are not the only one who has to go through this. Having a limb difference does not make you different to any other person it just means […]
This article, prepared by Dr Gemma Tatangelo (Australian Catholic University), discusses children’s body image and ways in which resilience can be built in those who live with limb difference. What is body image? Many people assume that body image just refers to the way that a person feels about their appearance. While this is one […]
Athletics Australia are holding face-to-face classification opportunities for athletes with physical impairments who wish to begin competing in para-athletics – whether that is little athletics, school sport or seniors. Classification days are being held in major cities throughout the rest of this year. National classification opportunities for those with a hearing impairment, Intellectual Impairment, Visual […]
The Limbs 4 Kids program is an initiative of Limbs 4 Life, Australia’s peak organisation for amputees and persons living with limb difference. The Limbs 4 Kids program has been made possible through generous support from nib foundation.
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