Autism support services for children

Senses Australia is able to provide Early Intervention Autism Services to children aged 0-6 years through the Helping Children with Autism Package which is funded by the Australian Government through the Department of Social Services.

To be eligible, children must have:

  • Autism.
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  • Autistic Disorder.
  • Asperger’s Disorder/Syndrome.
  • Childhood Disintegrative Disorder; or
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorder – Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS).

If you have a child under six years old who you think may be eligible for autism support you can speak to an Autism Advisor by contacting 1800 636 427 or (08) 9489 8900.

There are specified interventions which are eligible and ineligible and these can be found at: http://www.dss.gov.au/our-responsibilities/disability-and-carers/program-services/for-people-with-disability/helping-children-with-autism#3 along with other information regarding the program.