Updates

Great News! We’re Government Approved

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Great News.

Connect Therapy, has now been approved by the Australian Government as an official autism service provider under the “Helping Children With Autism” package.

Most of our non-Australian readers will have no idea what this means… 

So what does this mean?

The Australian Government has committed $190 Million to help support families with children aged 0-6 who have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Essentially, families will be able to access up to $12,000 of funding to pay for approved early intervention services for their child.

This is great news for families and although $12,000 doesn’t go along way when it comes to specialist intervention services for autism, every bit helps!

It has felt very good coming on board with the program as a recognised autism provider after many years helping families and professionals working with children with autism… we can’t ask for a better endorsement than from the government 🙂 Read more …

How are we doing?

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Hi everyone,

Hope you had a great Easter break (for those of you who celebrate it).
I certainly appreciated having a bit of time off, even if I did eat a bit too much chocolate. 🙂

Today I wanted to flip things around and hand the microphone over to you, to get your thoughts and feedback on my weekly tips that I’m sending you. surprised

Are you enjoying them?
Should I keep doing them…?

My goal is to help you by sharing my knowledge and years of experience treating children with autism. I know there are many of you out there who don’t have access to autism professionals, so hopefully you’re finding my advice valuable.  Even so, I still need to check in with you from time to time to make sure I’m on the right track and to ensure that you’re actually getting some benefit out of it.

So let me start by asking you probably the most important question

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Back on Deck for 2009

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Hello everyone.

I hope things are going well for you and your family.

For those of you who have recently joined our ‘Autism Essentials‘ newsletter, welcome and I hope that you are finding it helpful!

For others, who may not have heard from me in a while, apologies that I have been out of touch. I have been off on maternity leave for the last little while since being blessed with my beautiful daughter Siena, who is already one… doesn’t time fly!

Siena and me

The rest of the team here at Connect Therapy have been doing a great job managing the clinic and website in my absence.

But I just wanted to let all our subscribers know Read more …

Welcome to our Blog!

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Hello everyone.

Well, we’ve decided to start a blog!

For anyone who is new to Autism Essentials… welcome. My name is Monique Simpson, I’m a speech pathologist who has been specialising in the treatment of children with autism for over 10 years. More…

Besides running my specialist autism practice here in Sydney Australia, my company has developed a comprehensive DVD Training Program that empowers parents, carers and professionals with the knowledge and skills to make an enormous impact on their child’s treatment, development and happiness.

I am proud to say that the results of the program so far speak for themselves.

In this blog I’ll be sharing with you everything I’ve learned in the last 10 years about treating children with autism. I hope you find it valuable and enjoyable!

Best wishes
Monique Simpson

PS: Please feel free to leave us your comments at any time!