Autism Queensland provides a range of services and programs to assist young children with autism, their families and the professionals who support them.
If you are the parent, carer or family member of a young child with autism please click here to learn more about the ways in which we can help your child.
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HCWA & Better Start Funding Update - June 2020
In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Government has extended the HCWA and Better Start program to ensure families with a child/children in the program will continue to receive support through the challenges the pandemic has presented.
This means that some of the information previously provided about HCWA or Better Start has changed.
What this means for parents:
Please note: The HCWA and Better Start programs are not reopening to new children and funding for these programs is transitioning to the NDIS.
Therefore it is important you test your child’s eligibility for the NDIS as soon as possible so you do not experience a gap in services. To start this process contact your Early Childhood partner or the NDIS National Call Centre on 1800 800 110 as soon as possible.
If your child is NOT ELIGIBLE for the NDIS:
To understand how the NDIS is operating during the pandemic, visit the Coronavirus (COVID-19) information and support section of the NDIS website.
For more information:
You can also contact the NDIS National Call Centre on 1800 800 110 or call the Early Childhood Partner in your area, see www.ndis.gov.au/ecei.