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Autism - Medicare Information for Children


Some therapeutic services provided by an Allied Health professional can be claimed at Medicare. Services need to be referred by either a General Practitioner, Paediatrician or Psychiatrist under one of the follow plans: http://www.autismawareness.com.au/information/money/medicare 

Autism is a complex neurobiological disorder that typically lasts throughout a person's lifetime. People with ASD have problems with social and communication skills. Many people with ASD also have unusual ways of learning, paying attention, or reacting to sensations. It is part of a group of disorders known as Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). In most cases its causes are unknown. Today, 1 in 100 individuals is diagnosed with autism.