Fees

Fee Schedule as at 1 July 2017
Half hour Initial Consultation and tour of Centre no charge
Hourly rate 1:1 ABA therapy $53
3 hour 1:1 ABA therapy session $159
2 hour 1:1 ABA therapy session $110
2.5 hour 1:1 ABA therapy session $135
Full day 1:1 ABA therapy session (6 hrs 1:1 + half hour 1:3 supervised lunch break) $338
Initial Assessment with Clinical Director and Case Manager + report $250
ABA program set up fee (once off charge: folders and stimuli + therapist training specific to child) $700
1 hour Clinical Meeting + report (every 30-40 therapy hours) $220
Additional reports (eg. funding applications) $150
A compulsory 1 hour parent theory training session, specific to child $175
Integration support at kindergarten or school (minimum 2 hour charge) $53 per hour
ABA session at school (minimum 2 hour charge) $53 per hour
1 hour observation of Abacus student at kinder or school + report $250
1 hour observation of child at kinder or school + report $350
Individual Case Management included in the therapy cost
Ongoing program materials no charge
Travel expenses (when required) $1 per km

 

INVOICING

  • After the Initial Assessment and before starting an ABA therapy program at Abacus, Clients are invoiced for a deposit of 4 weeks of therapy sessions, along with the program set-up fee, and any Clinical Meetings that may fall in the first four weeks. Payment is expected within 14 days.
  • At the beginning of each term, Clients are invoiced for a term deposit of 4 weeks of therapy sessions and any Clinical Meetings that may fall in that time. Payment is expected within 14 days.
  • The remainder of each term is invoiced 2 weeks at a time and include any Clinical Meetings that fall in that period. Payment is expected within 7 days.

 


 

Estimate of Client Fees for ABA Therapy Sessions and Meetings from July 2017
12 hour per week program 4 x 3 hour sessions @ $153/session = $612/week x 11 weeks = $6,732
Plus 3 x Clinical Meetings/term @ $220 each = $660
TOTAL for term (based on 11 weeks) = $7,392
Approximate annual cost (based on 46 weeks) = $30,792 (minus public holidays)
18 hour per week program 3 x full days @ $338/day = $1014/week x 11 weeks = $11,154
Plus 4 x Clinical Meetings/term @ $220 each = $880/term
TOTAL for term (based on 11 weeks) = $12,034
Approximate annual cost (based on 46 weeks) = $50,164 (minus public holidays)
24 hour per week program 3 x full days @ $338/day = $1352/week x 11 weeks = $14,872
Plus 5 x Clinical Meetings/term @ $220 each = $1,100/term
Total for term (based on 11 weeks) = $15,972
Approximate annual cost (based on 46 weeks) = $66,592 (minus public holidays)

 

  • Abacus typically runs for 46 weeks each year, across four terms; each being 11 or 12 weeks. A one week break between terms coincides with one week of the Victorian school holidays, and the Christmas/New Year break is three weeks.
  • Abacus does not operate on public holidays, and clients are not charged for these days.
  • Students are expected to have consistent session days and times across each term.
  • Students not attending school should be considering a minimum 12 months of therapy.
  • Abacus is a not-for-profit organisation and all monies from fundraising and donations are put back into running and improving our services.
  • At times, grants become available for additional therapy hours and these are distributed to students at the discretion of Management and the Clinical team.
  • Clients of Abacus (or a family member or friend) are expected to volunteer a minimum of one hour per term. A $50 levy will be added to the first invoice of each term and reimbursed upon completion of voluntary time each term.

 


 

School Age Students
6 hour per week program 1 x full day @ $338/day = $338/week x 11 weeks = $3,718
Plus 1 x Clinical Meeting/term @ $220
Total for term = $3,938
12 hour per week program 2 full days @ $338/day = $676/week x 11 weeks = $7,436
Plus 2 x Clinical Meetings/term @ $220 each = $440
Total for term = $7,876

 

ALSO AVAILABLE

  • In-school ABA Programs – please contact Abacus and speak with the Executive Manager for further information.

 

The Board of Directors review the fee schedule annually after the Annual Wage Review, with any changes effective from 1 July.

 

Further Information

Find out more about Abacus Learning Centre

Funding

Summary of funding currently available