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Carers Queensland Ltd - Better Start Program

Carers Queensland

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About Us

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).

Quick Facts About The Region

Carers Queensland is located in the suburb of Camp Hill, the ward of Coorparoo in the council of Brisbane, the state electorate of Greenslopes and the federal electorate of Griffith.