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Start Up

Start Up

Where help and support begin.

What is it?
The Start Up Program is for new families to Noah’s who have a child under school age with difficulties in more than one area of development.

Who is it for?
Start Up is a unique, professional and thorough assessment program that ensures you know exactly what your child’s needs are and the help and support that is available to you and your family to achieve your goals.

How does it work?
A group of professionals including Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Early Childhood Special Educators, Psychologists and Child Care Workers, work with you and your child once a week over a five week period. They can see your child in a realistic setting and observe the child’s interaction with other children, carers, toys and activities to determine the intervention and strategies that best suit you and your child.

Parents and carers participate with their child and also spend time separately with professionals and other parents.

At the end of this program, the results and recommendations of the assessment will be explained to the parents or carers.  A report will be provided and this may include a formal diagnosis.  Further assessment or therapies may be recommended.

How much do I pay?
Families pay $100 for the 5 week Start Up Program. If the family commences another service at Noah’s there is a $70 refund.

What funding is relevant?
The remaining cost of the program, which is $1,580, is funded through the State Government. Funded places are available under Department of Family and Community Services, Ageing, Disability and Home Care (ADHC) funding.

How do I enrol?
Contact Noah’s Inclusion Services on 02 4423 5022 or complete the Referral Intake form and hand it to Noah’s reception or your Noah’s contact.