Helping Children with Autism (HCWA) package (DSS)

About this service

Provides support for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), their families and carers. The package covers a range of initatives and services, including funding for therapies.

    • Service name

      Helping Children with Autism (HCWA) package (DSS)

    • Phone

      1800 778 581

    • Urgency levels

      Direct Help, Urgent Help, Some Help

    • Service area

      Bayside City Council, City of Kingston, City of Glen Eira, City of Port Phillip, City of Stonnington

    • Service hours

      Department of Health (Commonwealth) is available to discuss this package Mon to Fri 9.30am - 12.30pm and 2pm - 5pm

      In Victoria this package is delivered through Amaze (formerly Autism Australia)
      Contact service directly for local information on 1300 424 499

    • Age group

      Maximum age 6 years

    • Eligibility criteria

      Child must have a diagnosed Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
      Child must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident of Australia
      Must apply for funding before the child's 6th birthday

      Therapy services used as part of this package must be delivered by approved service providers

    • Service type