The Better Start for Children with Disability initiative provides funding for early intervention services for eligible children who register before the age of six years. Funding continues until the child turns sever years.
Better Start funds the following disabilities:
Each disability included in the Better Start program is subject to an eligibility threshold determined by the Department of Social Services.
Children registered with Better Start can access up to $12,000 (maximum $6,000 per year) to pay for early intervention services. These services include: