Early Childhood Intervention
Early diagnosis followed by structured, individualised early intervention can make a significant difference in the lives of young children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Autism Queensland offers a range of early intervention services for young children. Developed and delivered by therapy and education professionals with expertise in ASD, they focus on key elements including behaviour, developmental and social skills and family-based interventions to meet the needs of children and their families. These services are delivered from our centres in Brisbane, Gladstone, Rockhampton, Mackay and Cairns. If you seek information for support for other areas of Queensland please call 07 3273 0000 or email email@example.com.
*Is your child still receiving funding from the Helping Children with Autism (HCWA) or Better Start for Children with Disability (Better Start) programs? Please scroll to the bottom of this page for some important information.
Brisbane & South East Queensland
Autism Queensland Sunnybank Hills
437 Hellawell Road, Sunnybank Hills
P. 07 3273 0000
Autism Queensland Brighton
136 North Rd, Brighton
P. 07 3631 6300
Autism Queensland Gladstone
5/281 J Hickey Avenue, Gladstone
P. 07 4977 9600
The John Villiers Centre of Excellence Central Queensland
373 Lakes Creek Road, Koongal QLD 4700
P. 07 4923 4800
The John Villiers Centre of Excellence Mackay-Whitsunday
10 Macrossan Street, East Mackay
P. 07 4841 8300
Far North Queensland
Autism Queensand Cairns
15-17 Marr Street, Edmonton
P. 07 4034 6600
All early childhood intervention services have been approved by the Department of Social Services. Autism Queensland is a registered provider of NDIS supports so families may use their funding (if applicable) to pay for these services. Rebates may also be available through Medicare and private health insurance, please ask us about this.
HCWA & Better Start Funding Update
Funding for the HCWA and Better Start programs will cease as of 30 June 2020.
If you have a child in either program and you have not been contacted by the Early Childhood (EC) Partner in your area please make contact with them as soon as possible. Click here to find your local EC Partner or call the NDIS Call Centre on 1800 800 110.
NB. After 30 June 2020 your child may be eligible for Continuity of Support however these arrangements are yet to be finalised.
If you have general questions about your child's transition to the NDIS, you can contact the Department of Social Services’ Early Intervention Helpdesk on 1800 778 581 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Answers to some frequently asked questions about the transition from HCWA or Better Start to the NDIS can be found at www.dss.gov.au/early-intervention-ndis.