HCWA is a federal government program that is committed to providing improved support for children aged 0-7 years diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and their families and carers.
HCWA Funding used to be implemented through the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) and is still sometimes referred to as FaHCSIA Funding. It is in fact now administered under the Department of Social Service (DSS).
HCWA provides a one off package of $12,000 of early intervention therapy and services for children with ASD until their 7th birthday. Funding can be used for individual therapy and group therapy as well as equipment and teaching materials.
HCWA funding can only be used at or through a service recognised as a HCWA provider in early intervention services.
Kalparrin is a registered HCWA service provider and has highly qualified professional staff (Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists, Speech Pathologists) currently providing the following HCWA services:
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Applied Behaviour Analysis
- Music Therapy
Group Therapy Programs
- Fine Motor Skills Groups
- School Readiness Groups
- Social Skills Groups
- Group Music Therapy
If you already have access to HCWA funding, Kalparrin staff would be happy to advise of the full range of HCWA eligible programs available and assist you to decide which of Kalparrin’s programs may best meet the needs of your child.
For a detailed breakdown on HCWA funding prepared by Kalparrin for your convenience, please click on the following link: HCWA Funding in Detail
PLEASE NOTE: As the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is rolled out across Australia, children supported through HCWA will transition to the NDIS.