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Autism Spectrum (ASD) – Financial Support

Helping Children With Autism Package

This Australian Government Program provides support for families and carers of children 0-6 years with autism.  It has several components including:

There is $12,000 available to spend on early intervention services.  And no more than $6,000 can be spent in any financial year.  You get access to HCWA Approved Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists and some specialist teachers or intervention workers.  Details Here.

Some equipment and resources can be purchased (up to 35% of funding) if your provider feels it may be integral to therapy goals.  You can spend the money over as many years as suitable until your child turns 7.  You can also use Medicare Rebates at the same time if needed.

Diagnosis

You can find more information about early signs of autism and diagnosis CLICK HERE

Possibly the most important aspect is to recognize that there are people and resources there to help.

Our Paediatrician Dr Elaheh Nemati has special interest in Behavioural and Development Paediatrics as well as General Paediatrics.  This includes great experience with this disorder, and is very helpful in obtaining a clear diagnosis.

Please contact Reception on 07 5315 8888 for more information and questions.

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