Play For Our Kids

In every person a child is hidden who wants to play.

Lifestart Play for Kids aims to raise awareness in our community about the value and importance of play in all our lives.

In late August the Minister for Disability the Hon. John Ajaka MLC launched the 7th annual Play for our Kids project in front of over 400 children and families at Luna Park, Just For Fun… and play.

Play for Kids provides an opportunity to:

  • Play a game and raise money for Lifestart
  • Play with family, friends or in your workplace
  • When: 15 August to 31 December 2016
  • How to Play for Kids: For a Step by Step guide please go to
  • Need Help? Call Kirra McNamara at Lifestart on 9364 0111 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Play for Kids enables us to get a strong message out that play is one of the best ways for all children to learn and develop, especially children with disability or delay. Play is the bridge for children to be included in our community.

Play for Kids today.

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: