Autism

Helping Children with Autism

Our Child Psychologists are highly experienced in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) with experience in both assessment for diagnosis and early intervention. Our child psychologists take great care in tailoring behavioural, developmental and family interventions to your child’s particular needs.

Our psychologists have been approved as providers of the Early Intervention‘Helping Children With Autism’ Service Provider Panel. As such, if your child is living with as ASD and is under 6 years of age, they may be  deemed eligible to access up to $12000 in psychology and/or other allied health services such as Occupational Therapy  and Speech pathology up until the child’s seventh birthday (to a maximum of $6,000 per financial year). For more information please see the FaHCSIA website.

Attuned Psychology is part of a consortium with Adelaide Night and Day Family Therapy providing a multi disciplinary approach including the services of Joanna De Kort who is very experienced in providing Occupational Therapy services for children with an ASD.

To be eligible for this government funding, your child must have an appropriate diagnosis:

  • Autistic Disorder
  • Asperger’s Disorder/Syndrome
  • Rett’s Disorder
  • Childhood Disintegrative Disorder
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorder – Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS)

They also must be registered through Autism SA and have a letter from an Autism Advisor from Autism SA approving access for the FACHSIA funding.

Our therapy may include the provision of resources where appropriate. Up to 35% of the funding may be used for resource provision, provided it is an item required for therapeutic intervention. We are able to assist or work with other therapists, such as Johanna De Kort, Occupational Therapist from Adelaide Night and Day Family Therapy in providing the best outcome for your child.

After 6 years of age there are also a wide range of Medicare items particularly for those living with an ASD. This allows children to continue to access services once this government funding has been used, providing a smooth transition so as to not interrupt their intervention.

For further information on how we may help your child, please feel free to contact us and we can guide you through the process.