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ASD specific services and general disability resources

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​The services and resources listed alphabetically below are by no means exhaustive. Many of these organisations provide a wide range of services and support.

It is important to note the external organisations listed below do not necessarily have endorsement by the department, AEIOU or Autism Queensland (AQ). Contact individual organisations for further information regarding their specific services and resourcing options.

Ce​ntrelink​ provides financial assistance for families caring for individuals -including those with a disability or those who are geographically isolated - via access to allowances.

Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services

  • Disability Services provides information, programs, funding and support to individuals, families and service providers.
  • Make requests for assistance through an application process. Families need to register with Disability Services to access autism-specific early intervention services provided by AQ and AEIOU due to the funding this department provides to those services.

The Helping Children with Autism (HCWA) package is funded by the Department of Social Services. The HCWA website provides links to the following components of the funding package:

The department provides a range of supp​ort​ for students with disability. This includes the provision of ASD specific support from special education programs​ and services​, which consist of early childhood d​developmental programs​ (ECDP) and services for children with ASD prior to Prep entry.

The Office of Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) provides information and support for families as well as service providers. Includes:

  • support services for families accessing Kindergarten programs
  • information on Early Y​ears centres​, a funded 'one stop shop' where early childhood education and care, family support and health services are available for families expecting a child or with children aged up to eight years.

Further information

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Last updated 18 September 2020