Early Intervention

Early childhood intervention services are for young children with disabilities (aged 0-6 years) and their families.

It is understood that early childhood intervention can significantly improve the development and functioning of children with disabilities and developmental delays and that supporting families greatly assists in their wellbeing.

‘A review of the research to identify the most effective models of practice in early intervention for children with autism spectrum disorders’,  was released by the Department of Health & Aging in 2006.  This publication reviews research literature relating to the management and treatment of young children with autism to identify the most effective models of practice.

AMAZE Autism Advisors

Autism Advisors are available to provide information and advice regarding early intervention services to families and carers of children who are diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Autism Advisors:

  • provide a link between the clinical diagnosis and access to early intervention programs and support services
  • assist eligible families to access the Australian Government’s funding package for early intervention services
  • support families from rural and remote areas to apply for funding and receive payment.

To access this service contact AMAZE (Autism Victoria) on (03) 9885 0533.

Clear Messages – Autism Services

Education and training in early childhood for parents and professionals.  Registered Department of Social Services (DSS) provider for Helping Children with Autism packages.

Robyn Garnett Ph: 0407 046451 or email: robyn@clearmessages.net.au

Emma Carter – Early Childhood Consultant specialising in Autism Spectrum
Disorder
  • Home visit consultations
  • Childcare support
  • Pre-school support
  • Primary school support

Supports include:

Play skills; Behavioural interventions; Developmental skills; Structured
teaching; Assessment and planning; Communication; Positive parenting; Social
skills; Anxiety management; Visual aids & resources

Helping Children with Autism (HCWA) consortium member and provider

Contact: PH: 0417 136 517 or email – emma-carter@bigpond.com

Implexa  

Implexa offers a multi disciplinary approach for supporting children on the autism spectrum, supporting families and children with social programs, in-school support and therapy support

For more information contact: implexa-information-2017

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Email:info@implexa.com.au    PH: 0498 12 16 18      www.implexa.com.au

SCOPE Grampians – Autism Services

Early Intervention and services for school aged children.  Registered Department of Social Services (DSS) provider for Helping Children with Autism packages.

Ballarat: 5331 3599
Horsham: 5362 4065

Playconnect Playgroup

At Playconnect Playgroup in Ballarat, children from birth to six years of age with Autism Spectrum Disorder have the opportunity to play in a secure, supportive environment with their parents, carers and other family members.

For more information, please click here.

PINARC Disability Services

PINARC Disability Services provides:

  • Pre-school support
  • Specialist teaching
  • Developmental assessments
  • Individual and group programs
  • Case management
  • Family support
  • Sibling programs
  • Therapy services
  • Behaviour management support and training
  • Parent education

Please call PINARC Disability Services on (03) 5329 1300 or go to the PINARC website.

NOAHS ARK Ballarat -Disability services and Support Organisation

34 Victoria St Ballarat  PH: 1800 819 140

Noah’s Ark provides therapy and education for your child with a disability or additional needs (aged 0-8). We recognise the very important role that families play in their children’s health and development.

Our specialists, with professional backgrounds in speech pathology, occupational therapy, education, physiotherapy, psychology and social work, are known as Key Workers. They visit you in your home and can help build the skills and participation of your child and make sure that the important people in their lives have the information, resources and support they need to help their child learn, develop and reach their goals.

We’re here to help, Free Call 1800 819 140 or visit https://goo.gl/DqpPEi

Early Childhood Intervention Services

Case management and family support services are available from Early Childhood Intervention Services (ECIS) Early Childhood Intervention Services program. For more information contact the Grampians Region office on 1800 783 783.