There are many funding options available to assist your child to access Occupational Therapy services.
Many private health funds offer rebates for Occupational Therapy sessions. Ask your private health fund what you may be entitled to.
Chronic Disease Management plan- rebates available towards 5 allied health sessions per year for a child with a medical condition that has been (or is likely to be) present for longer than 6 months. This is available through your GP.
Helping Children with Autism plan- rebates available for up to 4 assessment sessions and 20 treatment sessions per lifetime. Eligibility criteria includes children aged under 13 years with a diagnosis of ASD. This is available through your Paediatrician.
Helping Children with Autism Package- up to $12,000 available for allied health services to provide early intervention sessions for children with a diagnosis of ASD, up until the age of 7 years. This is available through the QLD Autism Advisors at Autism QLD.
National Disability Insurance Scheme
The NDIS will be rolling out in July of 2018 in Brisbane, to support children with a disability get the assistance they need to participate to their full potential. This will be available through the National Disability Insurance Agency.