Helping Children with Autism Program

Box Hill Speech Pathology is an accredited provider of the Helping Children with Autism Program.

The package assists children with autism or any other pervasive developmental disorder such as Rett’s Disorder or Asperger’s Syndrome. Children with this package are able to access up to 20 early intervention treatment services.

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Chronic Disease Management Program

Box Hill Speech Pathology is an accredited provider of Chronic Disease Management services for individuals, both children and adults, with complex care needs and may be eligible for a Medicare Rebate for some Speech Pathology visits each year. Children and adults may be eligible if they require services from more than one medical or allied health practitioner (e.g. Speech Pathology PLUS Psychology, Occupational therapy, Audiology, or Medical Specialist). Ask your GP for more information about your eligibility for a CDM program.

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Better Start & Helping Children With Autism Medicare Rebates

& Helping Children With Autism Medicare Rebates

For children with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, a total of 20 therapy sessions can be allocated, including Speech Pathology, until the child turns 15 years of age provided the diagnosis has been made before the child’s thirteenth birthday. Funding for these programs is transitioning to the NDIS as of the 31st of March 2021. It is important that you test your child’s eligibility for the NDIS as soon as possible so you do not experience a gap in services. To start the process of testing your child’s ability to access the NDIS, contact your Early Childhood partner or the NDIS National Call Centre on 1800 800 110 as soon as possible.