KU has a range of support services specifically targeted to supporting children with autism spectrum disorder and their families.

Early Start Denver Model

KU has therapists trained in the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) in NSW.

The Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) is an evidence-based intervention specifically developed for children with autism aged between 12-60 months. It is a play-based intervention that fuses behavioural and developmental principles into an integrated approach.

The Model is a Naturalistic Developmental Behavioural Intervention, and as such can be implemented across multiple settings, including ESDM clinics, small ESDM groups, preschool programs and other appropriate therapy settings if delivered by Certified ESDM Therapists. It can also be delivered in the family home, by the child’s parents, simply within daily routines and play.

KU has ESDM small groups in Liverpool and Campbelltown and ESDM clinics in Liverpool, Campbelltown and Wagga Wagga in the Riverina District of NSW.

ESDM Small Group Intervention

KU Starting Points - ESDM group
Friday, 9:30am to 11:30am
14 Waterhouse Place, Airds NSW 2560 (in the grounds of KU Briar Cottage Preschool)
Contact ku.startingpointsmacarthur@ku.com.au for further information.

KU Liverpool Preschool ESDM group

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9:30am to 11.30am
Memorial Ave, Liverpool NSW 2170
Contact ku.esdmclinic@ku.com.au

Parents can use NDIS funding or fee for service to access ESDM small groups.

ESDM Clinics

Each of the ESDM Clinics provide the ESDM intervention as an intensive 1:1 option. All ESDM Therapists who deliver 1:1 intervention at these Clinics have completed the Certification level of training in the ESDM. The ESDM program is implemented in an individualised therapy session, where the parents can observe the therapist working with their child and learn the strategies to help their own child at home. Parents can choose how many hours each week they would like to access these clinics and user NDIS funding or fee for service to do so.

ESDM Clinic - KU Ashmont Preschool and Family Centre
Monday and Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm
2 Moxham Street, Ashmont NSW 2650
Contact allied.health@ku.com.au

KU Liverpool ESDM Clinic
Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm
Memorial Avenue, Liverpool NSW 2170
Contact ku.esdmclinic@ku.com.au

ESDM Clinic Campbelltown
Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
14 Waterhouse Place, Airds NSW 2560 (in the grounds of KU Briar Cottage Preschool)
Contact ku.startingpointsmacarthur@ku.com.au