Continuity of Support

Individualised funding under the Helpling Children with Autism (HCWA) and Better Start programs has transitioned to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and to ceased on 31 March 2021. 

If you have a child requiring disability support needs, you should contact the NDIS National Call Centre (NCC) on 1800 800 110, to help you with information and support with accessing the NDIS.  Visit https://www.ndis.gov.au/applying-access-ndis 

Continuation of Supports (CoS) funding was  available for eligible children previously registered with the Better Start Program who did  not meet access requirement to the NDIS.  

For information on CoS, contact the Department of Social Services - Early Intervention Helpdesk on 1800 778 581 or email early.intervention@dss.gov.au  

For frequently asked questions on Continuity of Support please visit 

https://www.dss.gov.au/disability-and-carers-publications-articles/early-intervention-transition-to-the-national-disability-insurance-scheme-ndis-frequently-asked-questions

Better Start Workshops 

Information workshops on Early Childhood Intervention referral pathways continue to be held across Australia. These workshops are open to all families and carers of children under 7 who are experience disability, developmental delay or are displaying signs of delay.  

The workshops cover various early intervention pathways specific to your area and other information on supports available to your child as well as you as their parent/carer.  

Providers of these workshops 

Ability First – info@abilityfirstaustralia.org.au or 1800 771 663  

Carers SA – www.carerssa.com.au/  

Carers TAS – www.carerstas.org/  

 


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