Congratulations to the Federal Gov for their initiatives with the HCWA Package. It is a start and a wonderful way for families to get some assistance in those early days. It is something for the governmement to build on in the future as it by no means is a complete and full proof means of helping families affected by ASD.
My concerns centre around what happens when your child turns 6? They do not grow out of Autism, ASD or Asperger Syndrome. Challenges, although different, continue. By this stage many families have little left in reserve. Alot needs to be done post early intervention - it would be great to see some acknowledgement and work done by the Federal Gov beyond EI.