Child (and Parent) Information & Counselling
Better Start provides funding for early intervention services. To access Better Start children with an eligibled diagnosis must register before they turn 6 years old. Families will have until their child turns 7 to access funding. Children with a diagnosis of the following will have access to funding under the Better Start for Children with Disability (Better Start) initiative: • Down syndrome • Deaf blindness • Cerebral palsy • Fragile X syndrome • Sight impairment (less than or equal to 6/18 or equivalent field loss, in the better eye with correction) • Hearing impairment (hearing loss of 40 decibels or greater in the better ear , across four frequencies, including children with permanent conductive hearing loss and auditory neuropathy).