Monica Zidar, RMT has fifteen years of experience as a Registered Music Therapist. She has spent most of this time developing a special interest in music therapy and early intervention and is now the Music Therapy Advisor to Everyone Deserves Music Inc.. She currently provides music therapy to approximately seventy families who access support through an early intervention or special education program or from her private practice.
FaHCSIA (Australian Government Department Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs) has established a panel of early intervention service providers to deliver evidence-based services to eligible children as part of the Helping Children with Autism (HCWA) package. Monica Zidar, RMT is an approved therapist under this scheme and belongs to Shaping Outcomes’ and Autism Gold Coast’s consortium of therapists.
Who can access Music Therapy under the HCWA initiative:
- Children under 7 years of age with an Autistic disorder, Asperger’s Disorder or another pervasive developmental disorder (e.g. PDD-NOS) who have a Letter of Introduction from the Autism Advisor in their state are eligible for up to $12000 of therapy services (to a maximum of $6000 per year).
- Conducting therapy under the FaHCSIA initiative involves considerably more administration, planning time, meeting time, resources, training, specialist skills and team liaison, therefore our schedule of fees for these services are higher than our standard fees schedule.
Download our HCWA Schedule of Fees.