Transitioning program

This program is transitioning into the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Please visit the HCWA and Better Start pages for more information about receiving future supports.

Autism Assocation of WA (Inc) 

Address: 215 Stubbs Terrace, Shenton Park WA 6018 
Phone (08) 6380 5500
Fax: (08) 9489 8999 
Email: firststeps@autism.org.au
Website: http://www.autism.org.au

The above link is for your convenience. It provides information about this service provider. The Department does not necessarily endorse all of the contents in this link as it may provide information about therapies that the Department has deemed ineligible for HCWA funding, i.e. there is insufficient evidence to prove that these therapies are of benefit to children with ASD. Families should make informed choices about the therapies they wish to purchase and enquire about those that are eligible and ineligible for HCWA funding.

Consortium Members and/or Delivery Locations

Name:  Autism Association of WA, Shenton Park
Delivery Address: 215 Stubbs Terrace, Shenton Park, WA 6018
Phone: (08) 6380 5500
Email: firststeps@autism.org.au

Name: Autism Association of WA, Midland
Delivery Address: 10 Mellar Court, Midland
Phone: (08) 6380 5900
Email: firststeps@autism.org.au

Name: Autism Association of WA, East Fremantle
Delivery Address: 217 Canning Highway, East Fremantle
Phone: (08) 6380 5950
Email: firststeps@autism.org.au

Name: Autism Association of WA, Joondalup
Delivery Address: 9/210 Winton Road, Joondalup
Phone: (08) 6380 5500
Email: firststeps@autism.org.au

Name: Autism Association of WA, Gosnells
Delivery Address: 173 Hicks Street, Gosnells
Phone: (08) 6380 5500
Email: firststeps@autism.org.au

Name: Autism Association of WA, Waikiki
Delivery Address: Cnr Carnegie Loop & Murchison Road, Cooloongup
Phone: (08) 6380 5500
Email: firststeps@autism.org.au

 
Fee Schedule for Autism Assocation of WA (Inc)
Eligible Intervention Type/s Provider and Delivery Location Multidisciplinary Team Name and Description of Intervention/Service Duration Cost

Language and communication development

Social development and interaction

Repetitive behaviour and/or restricted interests

Shenton Park, East Fremantle, Midland, Joondalup, Gosnells, East Waikiki

Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists, Early Childhood & Primary Teachers, Therapy Assistants

Initial Skills Assessment  and Functional  Skills Assessment

An initial assessment to determine child’s needs in order to devise an appropriate early intervention program .

2 hours per assessment

$330 per assessment

     

First Steps for Autism Weekly Therapy Program – Possums

Each term program consists of 10 x 2 hour sessions at the therapy centre.

Each therapy session consists of individual (1:1 for 45 mins) therapy and group therapy.  Group size ranges from 3 to4 children.

6 hours of key therapist time every 10 weeks to review progress, update therapy program and liaise with parents to discuss program, This group is suitable for children ages 18 months – 30 months.

26 hours per term

$2990

     

First Steps for Autism Weekly  Therapy Program

Each term program consists of 10 x 3 hour sessions at the therapy centre.

Each therapy session consists of individual (1:1 for 45 mins) therapy and group therapy.  Group size ranges from 3 to 6 children.

7.5hours of key therapist time every 10 weeks to review progress, update therapy program and liaise with parents to discuss program.

37.5 hours per term

$3000 per term
     

First Steps for Autism Saturday Therapy Program

Each term program consists of 8x2.5 hour sessions at the therapy centre.

Each therapy session consists of individual (1:1 for 45 mins) therapy and group therapy. Group sizes range from 3 to 6 children.

7.5hours of key therapist time every 10 weeks to review progress, update therapy program and liaise with parents to discuss program.

27.5 hours per term

$2400 per term

     

First Steps for Autism Home and Community Based Therapy

Each program consists of minimum 9 hours of individual therapy sessions at home

5hours of key therapist time every 10 weeks to review progress, update therapy program and liaise with parents to discuss program.

14.5 hours per term

$2055 per term

     

First  Steps for Autism Home/Community  Consultation Program

Each program consists of minimum of 9 hours every 10 weeks.

Consultancy service at home or in the community to set and support therapy goals. Preparations of report, therapy resources and follow up recommendations for parents.

9 hours per term

$165.00 / hour
     

School/Preschool  support

As requested/needed. Consultancy or visits to child’s current day care/ kindergarten/preschool to assist teaching staff to support specific intervention.

2 – 3 hour per visit

$165 per hour

     

Community Based Skills Groups

Skill based groups provide intensive focus on skill development in a variety of areas based on needs assessments for up to 16 hours per group.

6 hours of key therapist time is provided for every group.

22 hours per group

$2026.38 per program

     

First Steps for Autism Holiday Program

Each program consists of 16 hours of group based therapy. Group sizes range from 3 to 6 children.

16 hours per group

$880 per program

     

First Steps for Autism Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) support

This support provides additional specialist services including assessment, introduction and maintenance of a communication device.

12 hours

$2100 per program
     

REGIONAL SERVICES

First Steps for Autism Regional Consultation Program

Each program consists of minimum of 10 hours therapy services via phone/web conferences.

10 hours per term

$1650 per term
     

First Steps for Autism Intensive Regional Holiday Program

This week long program consists of 3x3 and 2x5 hour individual and group based therapy sessions. It also consists of up to 8 hours of key therapist time including individual and group based parent training sessions.

27 hours per group

$3060 per program

     

SPECIALIST SERVICES

Hanen Parent Training

Parent training includes group based training and individual coaching sessions for ‘More than words’ and ‘Talkability’.

16.5 hours per term

$2160 per program
     

First Steps for Autism Intensive Positive Behaviour Support

This support provides additional specialist services including assessment, introduction and maintenance of a positive behaviour support strategies at home and in the community.

12 hours

$2100 per program

Please note that there may be cancellation and/or other fees associated with some services. For more information please contact the service provider as these are not covered by the early intervention funding under the Helping Children with Autism package.

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