Better Start for Children with Disability has closed for new registrations and will be absorbed into the NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme). The process of transferring clients has begun across regions as funding will cease 30th June 2020 for all families registered with Better Start.
Better Start provides funding for early intervention services.
Children are eligible for Better Start if diagnosed with one of the following disabilities:
The thresholds that apply to these disabilities have been determined by the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs in conjunction with advice provided by an Expert Reference Group.