To the Moon & Back is a registered provider for the Better Start for children with a disability initiative.
Children with an eligible diagnosis must register for Better Start before they turn 6 years old. A child will have until they turn 7 to access funding. If eligible, children registered with Better start can access up to $12,000 (Maximum of $6,000 per year) to pay for early intervention services such as audiology, occupational therapy, orthoptics, physiotherapy, psychology and speech therapy.
Children are eligible for the better start program if diagnosed with one of the following disabilities:
- Cerebral palsy
- Down syndrome, including mosaic Down syndrome
- Fragile X syndrome with full mutation
- Hearing impairment
- Sight impairment
- Prader-Willi syndrome
- Williams syndrome
- Angelman syndrome
- Kabuki syndrome
- Smith-Magenis syndrome
- CHARGE syndrome
- Cornelia de Lange syndrome
- Rett’s Disorder
- Cri du Chat syndrome; or
Where can I get more information and register my child?
For more information and support, you can call the Better Start Registration and Information Service (RIS) on 1800 242 636. They will be able to set up an appointment to conduct an eligibility assessment for your child. Or you can visit their website: www.betterstart.net.au