Better Start & Moving Forward Workshop

The Better Start for Children with Disability initiative provides funding for early intervention services for children under 7 with eligible disability.

Children are eligible for the Better Start program if diagnosed with one of the following disabilities:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Deafblindness
  • Down syndrome, including mosaic Down syndrome
  • Fragile X syndrome with full mutation.
  • Hearing impairment (threshold)
  • Sight impairment (threshold)
  • Prader-Willi syndrome
  • Williams syndrome
  • Angelman syndrome
  • Kabuki syndrome
  • Smith-Magenis syndrome
  • CHARGE syndrome
  • Cornelia de Lange syndrome
  • Rett’s Disorder
  • Cri du Chat syndrome; or
  • Microcephaly (threshold)

Children registered with Better Start can access up to $12,000 (maximum $6,000 per year) to pay for early intervention services.

These services include:

  • audiology
  • occupational therapy
  • orthoptics
  • physiotherapy
  • psychology and
  • speech pathology

Families living in outer regional or remote areas may be eligible for an additional one-off payment of $2,000.

This payment is to assist with additional expenses associated with accessing services.

Registration and Information Pack

Moving Forward Workshop at Wollongong on the 8th of March 2016 10am-3pm.

The workshop will have speakers from Department of Education to talk about transition to schools, Ability/Early Links and hopefully somebody from Centrelink and other organisations.

Moving Forward Workshop Invite Wollongong.pdf - Adobe Acrobat Reader DC

Counselling Brochure (2013)