FaHCSIA (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs) is a federal government funding initiative for children who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or Pervasive Developmental Delay (PDD). The scheme provides funding for children aged between 0-6 years to access approved early intervention services.
Each eligible child is able to access up to $6000 per financial year, up to a total of $12000.
Who can access this funding?
A child between 0-6 years who has a definitive statement of diagnosis of ASD or PDD from a Paediatrician, Psychiatrist or a Multi-disciplinary team can receive FaHCSIA funding up until the age of 7 years (provided the family has been eligible for the funding by the child’s sixth birthday).
How do I access this funding?
Autism Victoria has been given the responsibility of implementing FaHCSIA funding in Victoria. Further information can be accessed through the Autism Victoria website or the Department of Health and Aging, Helping Children with Autism website.
Can I use my FaHCSIA funding at Kids Connect Therapy?
Yes – Kids Connect Therapy is a registered Early Intervention Service Provider. All services at Kids Connect Therapy can be paid for using your FaHCSIA funding. Please note, once your $6000 annual limit is reached, you will need to start paying for therapy services as usual.