WA Mums checklist if your child has been newly diagnosed on the spectrum

WA Mums checklist if

your child has been newly

diagnosed on the spectrum

By Justine Edwards

Register your child as a client of Autism Association of Western Australia

Register with Carers Association of WA, 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 Companion Card

Contact Disability Services Commision WA and request support

If your child is a danger to themselves around cars/car parks and has ADD/ADHD you could apply for a parking permit. Read here for more information

You might be eligible for Community Aids and Equipment Program (CAEP)

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 WA camps

You could attend a PlayConnect PlayGroup

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

Positive Partnerships online learning for parents and carers

People with a Disability Western Australia may be able to point you in the right direction for your local area regarding disability 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 Western Australia to see if you can apply for any equipment needs for your child such as a trampoline for example.

Check out what concessions might be avaliable for 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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