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Pervasive Developmental Disorder Plan
( PDDP )

To be eligible for a pddp, your child will need to have a diagnosis of autism.

Your child will be entitled to a medicare rebate for 20 sessions of OT, Speech Therapy and / or psychology in any combination that you choose. This is a one-off plan so unlike the chronic disease management plan (cdmp) it cannot be renewed each year.

Your child can use these sessions any time until they turn 12. 

How much do I get back?

The rebate under a pervasive developmental disorder plan is around $74 per session. If you have reached your medicare safety net for the year however you will also get back 80% of the gap.

You will need to pay up front for therapy services and then take your receipt to medicare to claim back the rebate. 

How do I get a Pervasive Developmental Disorder Plan  (PDDP)
for my child with autism?

You will need your paediatrician to complete the pervasive developmental disorder plan for you. When they write up the plan they will write referrals to the therapists that you request to see under this plan.

Please note that your therapist needs to have a medicare provider number to offer services under this plan.

The pdd plan and referral must be written before you start therapy otherwise you will not be able to claim those earlier sessions under this plan. Once your paediatrican has written the pdd plan, you may be able to call them to write out a new referral under the plan.

You will need to pay up front for therapy services and then take your receipt to medicare to claim back the rebate. 


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