Better Start for Children with Disability: Funding for early intervention

Funding for children with disability. An initiative that provides funding for early intervention services...

Better Start for Children with Disability:
Funding for early intervention

Better Start provides funding for early intervention services.

To access Better Start, children with an eligible diagnosis must register before they turn 6 years old.  Families will have until their child turns 7 to access funding.

Children are eligible for Better Start if diagnosed with one of the following disabilities:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Deafblindness
  • Down syndrome, including mosaic Down syndrome
  • Fragile X syndrome with full mutation
  • Hearing impairment
  • Vision impairment
  • Cri du Chat syndrome
  • Prader-Willi syndrome
  • Williams syndrome
  • Smith-Magenis syndrome
  • Angelman syndrome
  • Kabuki syndrome
  • CHARGE syndrome
  • Cornelia de Lange syndrome
  • Microcephaly
  • Rett’s disorder

The thresholds that apply to these disabilities have been determined by the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs in conjunction with advice provided by an Expert Reference Group.  To find out more CLICK HERE.

More information is also available on the Carers Australia WA website: CARERS WA