I'm after some advise. I'm in the process of assessing my DD who's 2 for autism. We saw her paediatrician last month and he gave us 2 referrals to see a psychologist and a speech therapist. On these referrals he wrote down "I assessed her with Medicare item 135"???!!! The number "135" means already "Treatment" if you have a child with autism and your child can access 20 sessions of treatment...So my question is to you mums - Have you ever had a situation like mine when your child's paediatrician said "Yes, she /he has ASD" and he used a Medicare item 135 but at the same time he wanted your child to be assessed by other specialists eg. psychologist, speech therapist???
I live in Western Sydney, NSW...
Thank you all!!!