VIC Mums checklist for a newly diagnosed child on the spectrum

VIC Mums checklist

for a newly diagnosed

child on the spectrum

By Justine Edwards

Register your child as a client of Amaze

Register with Carers Victoria, and ask for their new members info pack

If your child is under the age of 6yrs you would be eligible for the HCWA Helping Children With Autism package

Talk to a Social Worker from Centrelink to see what financial entitlements you might be eligible for

Apply for a Carer Card

Contact Disability Services and request support

If your child is a danger to themselves around cars/car parks and has ADD/ADHD you could apply for a disabled parking permit – read more info here

You might be eligible for assistance with medical aids and equiptment

Aids and Equipment Program (A&EP) Continence Support Service (CSS)Early Choices Program for children 0 – 5 years

All programs administered by Department of Human Services – Disability Services

You might be eligible for HACC Home & Community Care

You could possibly obtain some assistance through Ozcare **

** Ozcare is an umbrella of St Vincent de Paul and just one of their many services is continence support in qld we are waiting on contact from st vincents to advice of state equivelents

You would be eligible for respite through Commonwealth Respite & Carelink Centres

You could attend a Camp Autism Camp, click on more info for Vic camps

You could attend a PlayConnect PlayGroup

You could attend a My Time support group, click on Groups, click on Victoria

Positive Partnerships  online learning for parents and carers

You could possibly be eligible for a Companion Card

Victorian Advocacy   (Disability Justice Advocacy)

Ask your child’s school if they would consider mentoring program from World Vision’s Kids Hope Aus

Carbon Tax, check out their household assistance estimator  to see what you can get

You could try ringing Variety Victoria to see if you can apply for any equipment needs for your child such as a trampoline for example.

Be sure to check out what type of concessions are avaliable to you

** Disclaimer ** All information was correct at time of publishing, however rules and regulations change all the time.  It is recommended to check for yourself and use the information above as a guide only.  Thank you

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