Disability Funding and Financial Support
BETTER START FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITY EARLY INTERVENTION INITIATIVE
The Better Start for Children with Disability initiative provides funding for early intervention services.
Children are eligible for the Better Start program if diagnosed with one of the following disabilities:
- Cerebral palsy
- Down syndrome, including mosaic Down syndrome
- Fragile X syndrome with full mutation.
- Hearing impairment
- Sight impairment
- 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
Each disability included in the Better Start program is subject to an eligibility threshold. These thresholds have been determined by the Department of Social Services.
Children with an eligible diagnosis must register for Better Start before they turn 6 years old. A child will have until they turn 7 to access funding.
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:
- occupational therapy
- psychology and
- speech pathology.
This payment is to assist with additional expenses associated with accessing services.
For more information about how to register your child with Better Start call your local Carers Association on 1800 242 636, and/or download our information brochure.
Kollege of Knowledge Kommittee for Kids
To date we have raised $1.9million and have disbursed this money to many different causes helping physically and/or disabled or disadvantaged kids of the Southern Highlands!
Lions Club Bowral
The Lions Club in Bowral is a voluntary community service organisation that aims to serve the local community and others less fortunate.
Lions Club Moss Vale:
Ordinary people doing extraordinary things - supporting people with disabilities, fundraising for worthwhile causes - Supporting the Community of Moss Vale
The Stepping Stones Triple P Project
Free parenting support is now available in Queensland and Victoria, with New South Wales to follow in early 2015. NSW parents are asked to first share their parenting experiences by completing a statewide survey called My Say. Once the survey is completed, parents can then register their interest in receiving free parenting support.