Children’s Therapy Centre is a Registered NDIS Service Provider, Plan Manager & Support Coordinator.
We provide therapy services to children and young people who are NDIS participants. NDIS participants can use their funding for therapy services with us – at home, at school, at one of our centres or in the community.
Medicare and Private Health Insurance rebates can be processed on the spot.
The Early Intervention program is delivered at no cost to families. Children’s Therapy Centre receives funding from the Department of Disability Services for eligible children with developmental delays and disabilities. We complete the paperwork for you and send it to Disability Services (‘reverse referral’). Most children using the Early Intervention program are likely to become NDIS participants when the NDIS starts in this region. This funding will cease when the NDIS is fully operational.
The Department of Education funds Children’s Therapy Centre to visit ‘verified’ children at school. This is at no cost to families. The Principal’s permission is required. Private and public schools are eligible. The funding program is called ‘Non School Organisation’. This funding will continue after the NDIS is rolled out.
Avoid the long waiting list, travel and parking woes at public hospital and health services. Diagnosis can have no cost and be quicker for families by using community service providers. Our Parent Connect program can help you access community-based Paediatricians and therapists, including some who bulk bill. If required, therapists at the Children’s Therapy Centre can provide autism assessments which are then sent to your Paediatrician. Parent Connect can help with the cost of these assessments.
Therapy and Group programs
Children’s Therapy Centre offers individual and group therapeutic services in Psychology, Occupational Therapy, and Speech and Language Pathology to support children with autism to develop appropriate skills. All our therapeutic services are evidence-based and highly effective. Families can access these services through a range of funding options outlined on this page.
Medicare Autism Care Plans
Funding is available on referral from a Paediatrician for children aged up to 15 years under Medicare if the child is assessed before their 13th birthday. This provides Medicare rebates for up to 20 visits.
Children with an eligible disability (yes, there is a list) can access Better Start funding of $6000 per year (up to $12,000 in total) for early intervention services and treatments. The child must register before the age of 6 but can use funds until they turn 7. Children’s Therapy Centre is a Registered Service Provider. We provide Speech and Language Pathology, Occupational Therapy, Psychology and Physiotherapy.
‘Post-Better Start’ is also available on referral from a General Practitioner for children aged 7 to 15 years under Medicare if the child is assessed before their 13th birthday. Post-Better Start provides Medicare rebates for up to 20 visits. There is no cost to families.
A chronic medical condition is one that has been present for six months or longer. You can access rebates for five visits per calendar year from our Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Speech Language Pathologists and Psychologists. There is no list of eligible conditions. Eligibility for ongoing care from a multidisciplinary team is ‘deemed’ by the General Practitioner for complex conditions. Ask your GP if you are eligible and ask us about bulk-billing.
YLYC is self-directed funding from the Queensland Government that enables people with a disability and their families to have greater choice and control over the disability services they receive. It is a pre-cursor to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). A limited number of packages were issued and no further packages are expected to be issued. Children’s Therapy Centre provides therapy services to clients with YLYC funding. This is at no cost to families.
Most private health funds provide a rebate for our therapy services. The value of rebates varies between health funds.
Standard – 30 minute consultation in home or centre $80
Long – 45 minute consultation in home or centre $120
Extended – 60 minute consultation in home or centre $160
Quotes can be provided for special reports such as reports for legal purposes.
General Practitioners can refer eligible clients for up to ten consultations per calendar year under a Medicare Mental Health Care Plan. We have several psychologists who can see parents, children and siblings under separate Mental Health Care Plan. Ask us about bulk-billing.