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Autism Assessment Clinic

Does your child have Autism?

We offer comprehensive, compassionate care.

Autism or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or is a neuro-developmental condition. Individuals with ASD have social communication and social interaction difficulties, unusual behaviours and interests. See ASD information Sheet by Amaze for more information on its features, download here.

Whilst there is no cure, engaging children with ASD in intervention (i.e., therapy and support) at an early age is known to help them achieving their full potential later on in life. That is why all children presenting with symptoms of ASD should engage with appropriate services as soon as concerns arise.

If you are concerned about your child’s development or wondered if they have ASD, please contact the Autism Assessment Clinic to book a timely consultation.

What does the Autism Assessment Clinic do?

The clinic sees children between 3 and 7 years of age who may present with symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The clinic offers a the full range of multidisciplinary assessment all in the same service with short waiting lists, so you can get all your answers quickly and easily to minimise stress on your family.

Upon diagnosis, children with Autism may be able to access support funding through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

To find out more about NDIS, please click here.

What happens when you attend the Clinic?

Service is mainly located at DPV Health’s Medical Centre in Broadmeadows. Our friendly Family Engagement Worker will assist you from the beginning to the end of the assessment. She helps gathering information for the clinic over the phone, answering any general questions you may have and booking appointments for you and your child.

As part of the comprehensive autism assessment, you will see the following health professionals:

  • Audiologists
  • Paediatrician
  • Psychologist
  • Speech Pathologist
  • Occupational Therapist

With your permission, the clinic may get in touch with other people who know your child well (e.g., kinder teacher) for a better idea of how your child behaves in a familiar environment.

After the assessment is complete, you will be given the results in person and in writing, as well as information on how to help your child and recommendation of appropriate services.

Fees

Fees apply, based on the individual requirements. Out of pocket expenses can be clarified at the time of booking.

Who can use this service

The service is available to children between 3 – 7 years. We accept self-referral or GP/Hospital/Maternal Child Health Nurse referral.

How to make an appointment

To book call 1300 234 263 (select option 4) or fill in the contact us form below. Interpreters are available if required.

Referral information for Health Professionals can be found here.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

To be eligible for the NDIS you must:

  • Have a permanent and significant disability or a developmental delay
  • Be an Australian citizen, or hold a permanent visa or a Protected Special Category visa
  • Be under 65 years of age
  • Need support from a person or equipment to do everyday activities

If you want to be part of the NDIS, you must first meet the access requirements of the NDIS.

You can contact the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) on 1800 800 110 if you have any questions about access to the NDIS.

When you have gained access to the NDIS, the NDIA or one of their partner organisations will work with you to develop your first plan.

If you don’t meet the requirements, find out what you can do if you’re not eligible for the NDIS.

Each year, the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) reviews the prices of NDIS supports. As stated in our Service Agreement, DPV Health adjusts prices in line with these pricing reviews.

Please note that the NDIA also increases the funds available in each participant’s NDIS plan if the prices of their supports have changed. This ensures that the same number of hours are available for participants to use.

For current information on NDIS support prices, please see the NDIS Price guides and pricing

If you have any questions, please contact our NDIS Engagement Officers at NDIS@DPVHealth.org.au .

The types of supports that the NDIS may fund for participants include:

  • Daily personal activities
  • Transport to enable participation in community, social, economic and daily life activities
  • Workplace help to allow a participant to successfully find or keep employment in the open or supported labour market
  • Therapeutic supports including behaviour support
  • Help with household tasks to allow the participant to maintain their home environment
  • Help to a participant by skilled personnel in aids or equipment assessment, set up and training
  • Home modification design and construction
  • Mobility equipment, and
  • Vehicle modifications.

There are some kinds of supports that will not be funded or provided by the NDIS
The NDIS Act and the rules made under the NDIS Act also tell us which supports will not be funded by the NDIS.

The NDIS cannot fund a support that is:

  • the responsibility of another government system or community service
  • not related to a person’s disability
  • relates to day-to-day living costs that are not related to a participant’s support needs, or
  • is likely to cause harm to the participant or pose a risk to others.

Find more information on types of funded supports here: https://www.ndis.gov.au/

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has a national approach to early childhood early intervention (ECEI) that gives children aged 0-6 years quick access to support that’s tailored to their needs.

This support might be information, emotional support or referral to other services like community health services, playgroups or peer support groups. Your child might also get sessions with early childhood early intervention providers in the short term or medium term.

This level of intervention might be all your child needs to reach his developmental goals.

If your child has longer-term support needs, your child might get an individualised NDIS support plan. This helps your child get access to appropriate supports over the long term.

The NDIS also supports children aged seven years and over, but the steps to support are different for children in this age group.

Do you have any more questions?

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Meadow Heights VIC 3048, Australia
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Craigieburn VIC 3064, Australia
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Epping VIC 3076, Australia
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Whittlesea VIC 3757, Australia
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Craigieburn VIC 3064, Australia
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Mill Park VIC 3082, Australia
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South Morang VIC 3752, Australia
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DPV Health Early Childhood Development Services - Broadmeadows 1 Sorrento Street
Broadmeadows VIC 3047, Australia
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Broadmeadows VIC 3047, Australia
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Mill Park VIC 3082, Australia
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Epping VIC, Australia
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Thomastown VIC 3074, Australia
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Epping VIC 3076, Australia
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