Cleo Li was born healthy. Then, one night when she was just three months old, she stopped breathing. CPR brought her back to life, but Cleo had suffered a massive brain injury due to lack of oxygen.

Just like that, the Li family had a daughter with special needs, and their world was turned upside down.

This week on Learning for Life, the Li family shares what it's like to have a child with special needs - whether that child is born with special needs or, like Cleo, suffers a traumatic event to her body - and the support and help they receive from the Boyer's Children Clinic. They talk about the difference early intervention makes for a child and a family.

This is the third segment in a month-long series Learning for Life - and Birth to Thrive Online is doing on children with special needs.

Next week, we look at Autism: What it is, how it's diagnosed and the signs parents should look for. We also explore the issue of whether there are enough resources available to support the increasing numbers of children being diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families.

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