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 Connections Inc

Address: 56 Billa Road, Bangor NSW 2234
Phone (02) 9543 6902
Fax: (02) 9543 8517
Email: irena.woodward@gmail.com
Website: http://www.autismconnections.com.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: Irena Woodward
Phone: (02) 9543 6902
Delivery Address: 56 Billa Road, Bangor NSW 2234
Email: irena@autismconnections.com.au

Name: Elizabeth Ponce Barboza
Phone: 0405 924 792
Delivery Address: 56 Billa Road, Bangor NSW 2234 (also Liverpool)
Email: elizabeth@autismconnections.com.au

Name: Jo Fokkes
Phone: 0419 775 558
Delivery Address: 148 Burns Bay Road, Lane Cove, serving Northern & Inner West suburbs of Sydney & throughout Australia through distance servicing
Email: jo@autismconnections.com.au

Name: Helen Tsamoulos
Phone: 0414 229 850
Delivery Address: 255 Rocky Point Road, Sans Souci NSW 2219
Email: helen@autismconnections.com.au

Name: Lynne Bullen
Phone: 0431 912 369
Delivery Address: Mobile service to the Hills, Parramatta and Blacktown areas of Sydney NSW
Email: lynne@autismconnections.com.au

Name: Emily Bagaric
Phone: 0400 967 928
Delivery Address: PO Box 174, Trentham VIC 3458
Email: emily@autismconnections.com.au

Name: Amanda MacBride
Address: Mobile Service
Phone: 0425 655 844
Email: amanda@autismconnections.com.au

Name: Developing Minds Speech Pathology - Alissa Frances Gargano
Address: Suite 1B, 75 Crown Street, Woolloomooloo NSW 2011
Phone: 0451 197 411
Email: alissa@autismconnections.com.au

Name: Roslyn Thorpe
Address: Mobile Service covering northern and northwest Sydney, eastern suburbs and northern Beaches
Phone: 0437 198 899
Email: roslyn@autismconnections.com

Fee Schedule for Autism Connections Inc
Intervention Domains Delivery Location Profession Service Total Cost

Language and communication development

Social development and interaction

Repetitive behaviour and/or restricted interest

Irena Woodward Family Connections Sydney at 56 Billa Rd Bangor NSW 2234

Occupational Therapist Occupational Therapy $110 / 45mins
Social Skills Program (4x) $440 / 4 x 1.5 Hour sessions
Parenting Program (12 Weeks) $200 / Week

Language and communication development

Social development and interaction

Repetitive behaviour and/or restricted interest

Elizabeth Ponce Barboza at 56 Billa Rd Bangor NSW 2234

Liverpool, Campbelltown, South East Sydney, Blue Mountains, Penrith, Orange, throughout Australia. Mobile, centre-based and long distance services via Skype and Facetime

RDI Certified Consultant

Special Education Teacher

Autism Consultant

Relationship Development Intervention (RDI)

$200 Skype
$250 Home Visit
Autism Parent Coaching $200 / Week
Social skills program (intensive) $440 / 4 x 1.5 Hour sessions

Language and communication development

Social development and interaction

Repetitive behaviour and/or restricted interest

Jo Fokkes

148 Burns Bay Road, Lane Cove NSW and serving Northern & Inner West suburbs of Sydney & throughout Australia through distance servicing

RDI Certified Consultant

Certified Practising Speech Pathologist

Speech Pathology

$165 - 1 hour

$123.75 - 45 min

$82.50 - 30 min

Relationship Development Intervention (RDI), typically one to two hours per fortnight, plus occasional assessments.

$165 / 1 hour

$330 / 2 hours

Home, school, preschool visits etc $165 / Hour
Social Development and interaction Helen Tsamoulos

255 Rocky Point Rd Sans Souci NSW 2219
Psychologist Psychometric Assessment $460
Readiness for School Assessment $80 / 30 Mins ($90 offsite)
Counselling intervention $140 / Hour ($150 offsite)

Language and communication development

Social development and interaction

Repetitive behaviour and/or restricted interests

Lynne Bullen mobile service to the Hills, Blacktown, Merrylands, Parramatta areas of Sydney

RDI Certified Consultant

Registered Occupational Therapist

Relationship Development Intervention home visit $200 / Hour
Occupational Therapy - home or school/preschool visit $200 / Hour

Language and communication development

Social development and interaction

Repetitive behaviour and/or restricted interests

Emily Bagaric

Melbourne and surrounding areas

RDI Certified Consultant

Special Educator

Relationship Development Intervention (RDI) $175 / session
Social Skills Program $55 / session
School observation $175 / hour

Language and communication development

Social development and interaction

Repetitive behaviour and/or restricted interests

Amanda MacBride

Perth and Regional WA

RDI Certified Consultant Relationship Development Intervention $165 (weekly sessions) / 1 hour
$220 (fortnightly sessions) / 1 hour

Social development and interaction

Behavioural, Developmental/Social Learning

Therapy based and Family Based

Alissa Gargano

Suite 1B, 75 Crown Street

Woolloomooloo 2011

RDI Program Consultant-in-Training

Certified Speech Pathologist

Relationship Development Intervention

$170 / hour
Speech Pathology $170 / hour

Language and communication development

Social development and interaction

Repetitive behaviour and/or restricted interest
Mobile service, home, school, pre-school visits in north, northwest & eastern suburbs of Sydney and northern beaches. Occupational Therapist

Occupational Therapy - initial assessment, includes report.

$350
Therapy session at home/school $175 / hour

RDI sessions/ home visit

$175 / hour

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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