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  • Autism SA Info Line
    1300 AUTISM
    (1300 288 476)
    1300 288 476

Autism Advisor Program


Please note that access to the Early Intervention funding as part of the Helping Children with Autism Package (HCWA) in South Australia is now closed and the Autism Advisor Program SA has ceased providing services. 

Families who move to South Australia and already have HCWA funding will still be able to use this funding in SA until they have a National Disability Insurance Scheme plan.  For support in using HCWA funding we advise families to contact their Autism Advisor in the state they are moving from for support.

Newly diagnosed individuals in South Australia should contact the National Disability Insurance Agency.

All queries related to the Helping Children with Autism federal funding package can be directed to the Department of Social Services - Early Intervention Helpdesk on 1800 778 581 or email:

All other queries can be directed to the Autism SA Infoline on 1300 288 476 (1300 AUTISM).


Autism Advisors provide advice and informaiton about early intervention services that can help families address their child's specific needs, and on all aspects of the Helping Children with Autism package including assisting families to access the Early Intervention Funding package and the Early Intervention Serivce Provider Panel.

In the Northern Territory, eligible children may be able to access the Early Intervention Funding of up to $12,000 (up to $6,000 per financial year) to be used for specific multidisciplinary, evidence-based early intervention. Click here for more information about the Helping Children with Autism federal funding package. 

What can an Autism Advisor do? An Autism Advisor can assist you with accessing (but is not limited to):

  • Helping Children with Autism (HCWA) funding
  • Parent support groups 
  • Parent and carer workshops, including Early Days workshops 
  • Playgroups 
  • Medicare options for therapy, diagnosis and assessment
  • Resources and other support options 
  • Planning for transition to NDIS (for the Barkley area)

Who is eligible for the Helping Children with Autism Funding?

The Autism Advisor Program NT provides support to families who have a child aged between 0-7 years with a suspected or formal diagnosis under DSM-IV or DSM-5 criteria including; 

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Autism
  • Asperger syndrome
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS)
  • Rett’s Disorder
  • Childhood Disintegrative Disorder

Approved Early Intervention Service Providers in The Northern Territory Click here

How to access resources through HCWA funding Click here to find out how to access resources through HCWA funding

Early Days Workshops Click here

Autism Advisor Program NT Newsletters Click here to download and read the Autism Advisor Program Newsletters

Other Helping Children with Autism Federal Initiatives Autism Advisor Program NT Facebook Page Click here