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Better Start is a national initiative that provides improved access to early intervention services. The program supports children from the age of birth to seven years, who have been diagnosed with a disability and need early intervention services from expert healthcare professionals. Eligible children can access up to $12,000 in early intervention funding. VisAbility is a registered Better Start provider. We can work with you to develop a program of additional services that will provide your child with the best possible early intervention outcomes.

Children are eligible for the Better Start program if diagnosed with one of the following disabilities:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Deafblindness
  • 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
  • Microcephaly

For more information call 1800 242 636 to register your child for Better Start.