Disability Services

Why access our disability services?

At Carers Connection we believe that early intervention is vital to giving a child who has a disability the best start in life. Knowing when and how to help your child learn in everyday situations will ensure that they have positive experiences and are learning new skills and behaviours to promote their independence.

We work closely with a child, their family and the services they participate in. We recognise that parents are experts on their own child and we provide them with information and support that enable them to make informed decisions.

How we can help

Together we work to understand your child and their developmental needs. We can help your child develop better coping skills, and support you to learn to respond appropriately to your child’s behaviours, and meet their developmental needs.

We practice using a transdisciplinary model and work collaboratively to ensure we provide a considered, holistic and balanced service. We share knowledge, skills and information to best support the needs of each child and their family.

We provide individual sessions to children and their families to support:

  • Play skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Social and communication skills
  • Thinking and concentrating
  • Behaviour and self-esteem
  • Self-care and hygiene

Our psychologists have a wealth of experience in supporting young children with disabilities and their families. We work with you to develop a plan focused on your child’s learning, emotional, and behavioural needs.

Who do we work with?

We provide psychology services to children 0-12 years of age living with a broad range of disabilities, including:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Global Developmental Delay
  • Down Syndrome
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Prader-Willi Syndrome
  • Fragile X Syndrome
  • Williams Syndrome
  • Angelman Syndrome
  • Rett’s Disorder
  • Kabuki Syndrome
  • Smith-Magenis Syndrome
  • CHARGE Syndrome
  • Conelia de Lange Syndrome
  • Cri du Chat syndrome
  • Microcephaly

Registrations and Memberships

Carers Connection are approved providers of the following funding packages:

  • Helping Children with Autism (HCWA)
  • Better Start for Children with a Disability
  • National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

The Helping Children with Autism (HCWA) and Better Start for Children with a Disability packages are Australian Government initiatives providing support for children aged 0-6 years with a disability, their families and carers. Funding of up to $12,000 is available to children aged 0-6 years diagnosed with an eligible disability. Children must be Australian citizens or Permanent Residents of Australia, and families must apply for the funding before their child’s sixth birthday. Families then have until their child turns seven to access the funding.

How do I get started?

You do not require a referral to make an appointment with Carers Connection. If your child has access to HCWA, Better Start, or NDIS funding, simply call to book your first session.