Helping Children with Autism
(DSS funding package, formerly FaHCSIA)
If your child is eligible for funding under the Helping Children with Autism (HCWA) funding package, the costs for therapy, group programs, parent support sessions and school/kinder visits can be claimed through this funding. For further information regarding the Helping Children with Autism funding package, please visit the Department of Social Services’ website here.
Transition to the NDIS
In 2016, early intervention services will be transitioning to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The NDIS is an individualised and life-long approach for people to receive disability support. Children who are currently receiving Helping Children with Autism and Better Start funding must transition to the NDIS once it becomes available to them. If your child is not eligible to transition to the NDIS, they will continue to receive HCWA funding until they turn seven or when their funding runs out.
For more information about the transition to NDIS, click here.