Fees & Funding

Government Funding

We have the facility for government funding. Our government funded programs are discussed below.

FahCSIA Autism Early Intervention Initiative

Children aged 0-7 years who have been diagnosed with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder (including Pervasive Developmental Delay) are eligible. To be eligible for the early intervention funding package a child must have been seen by an Autism Advisor and deemed eligible to access the program before their sixth birthday.

What do you receive?

  • The $12,000 in funding under the early intervention component can be used until the child’s seventh birthday to a maximum of $6,000 per financial year
  • Up to 35 per cent of a child’s early intervention funding may be used to purchase resources, to a maximum of $2,100 per financial year, or $4,200 in total
  • Resources must be discussed in full with the therapist and the family as being integral to the child’s therapy program
  • Funding can be used for assessment, individual therapy, groups, resources and meetings

How do I access this funding?

  • You must receive a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder by your child’s paediatrician
  • Contact Autism Queensland to make an appointment with an Autism Advisor on 1800 428 847 or (07) 3273 0000. At this appointment the child’s needs are discussed, appropriate service providers identified, and the child is registered for the early intervention initiative
  • Please bring your “Letter of Introduction” to your child’s appointment to commence using the funding
  • You have the choice as to what services you use the funding for, and whether or not you would like to pay for some services privately if funding runs out

FahCSIA Better Start Funding

Children aged 0-7 years are eligible where they have been diagnosed with:

  • Hearing impairment: children will be eligible if they have a hearing loss of 40 decibels or greater in the better ear, across 4 frequencies (including children with permanent conductive hearing loss and auditory neuropathy)
  • Sight impairment: children will be eligible if they have vision of less than or equal to 6/18 or equivalent field loss, in the better eye with correction
  • Deafblindness: diagnosis by a specialist multidisciplinary team which includes an ophthalmological and audiological evaluation (therefore application of a threshold is not necessary)
  • Down syndrome: all children with a confirmed diagnosis of Down syndrome, including those with mosaic Down syndrome
  • Fragile X syndrome: all children with a confirmed diagnosis of Fragile X syndrome with full mutation
  • Cerebral palsy: all children with a confirmed diagnosis of cerebral palsy

To be eligible for the early intervention funding package a child must have been seen by a Better Start Advisor and deemed eligible to access the program before their sixth birthday. Those who meet the criteria can receive:

  • The $12,000 in funding under the early intervention component can be used until the child’s seventh birthday to a maximum of $6,000 per financial year
  • Up to 35 per cent of a child’s early intervention funding may be used to purchase resources, to a maximum of $2,100 per financial year, or $4,200 in total
  • Resources must be discussed in full with the therapist and the family as being integral to the child’s therapy program
  • Funding can be used for assessment, individual therapy, groups, resources and meetings

How do I access this funding?

  • To register a child for the Better Start early intervention funding parents and carers must call the RIS on 1800 242 636
  • Please bring your “Letter of Introduction” to your child’s appointment to commence using the funding
  • You have the choice as to what services you use the funding for

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