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What is CliniKids?

CliniKids is Telethon Kids Institute’s first clinical service and the first of its kind in Australia. At the heart of our innovative model are children with developmental delay and/or autism spectrum disorder, and their families.

Our exceptional team of clinicians and world leading researchers, led by Professor Andrew Whitehouse, work in collaboration to put cutting edge research into practice. We provide families with access to individually tailored, holistic supports and the very best evidence-based therapies in the world.

What is our philosophy?

At CliniKids we believe that parents and caregivers play a valuable role in supporting a child’s learning. The CliniKids Team works directly with families, as well as the child, to increase learning opportunities by teaching families how they can work on skills at home.

We believe that no two children are the same, therefore we will tailor a therapy programme to suit the family’s individual needs and goals.  We use a variety of different approaches and can adapt these as required.

What do we offer? 

CliniKids currently provides a range of assessment and diagnostic services to suit the needs of each child and their family.  Our services are suitable for babies and children up to approximately 12 years of age.  Services include:

In future we plan to offer training for parents and professionals.

How are we funded?

CliniKids is an approved National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provider, a registered provider for the Helping Children with Autism (HCWA) package and can provide services that may be eligible for Medicare and Private Health Insurance rebates.  We work with the family to help them navigate the funding options available to them and develop a plan that supports the child’s needs.