Helping Children with Autism
Bronwyn Sutton Speech Pathology was one of the first service provider’s in Queensland for the Helping Children with Autism (HCWA) Program.
The Helping Children with Autism (HCWA) Program is an Australian Government initiative providing support for children up to six years of age with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The program is conducted by the Department of Social Services.
Eligible children can receive up to $12,000 over two years to fund therapy and resources. Please feel free to contact us to discuss your child’s eligibility and funding options.
We are registered Medicare providers and can provide therapy under two programs: The Chronic Disease Management Program and the Allied Health Medicare Services under the HCWA package.
Chronic Disease Management Program
This is a plan which is set up by your General Practitioner. It will provide funding towards up to 5 sessions of therapy per year. The five sessions may be made up of one type of service (e.g., speech pathology) or a combination of different types of services (e.g., speech pathology and occupational therapy)
Allied Health Medicare Services under the HCWA package
This is a program set up by your Paediatrician. This funding is in addition to the $12,000 funding eligible to children for early intervention. It will provide funding towards a total of 4 sessions for assessment and up to 20 sessions of therapy until your child turns 13.
Private Health Funds
Speech Pathology services can be rebated under certain private health funds. Please contact your health fund to obtain details on the rebate the maximum amount you can claim in a calendar year.