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Our services

Irabina provides holistic services for families requiring autism spectrum disorder support. We deliver services in your home, school, kindergarten or at one of our three sites across Melbourne.

Behaviour clinic

Comprehensive behaviour services for families.... severe behaviour, protective training, toileting, and more.

Paediatric and assessment clinic

Irabina provides an on-site paediatrician and comprehensive autism assessment services.

Comprehensive developmental services

Specialised small-group programs that support the development of important life skills.

Family-focused programs

Programs designed to assist family members and carers to maintain their own health and wellbeing.

Hello, I’m Muffin

Therapy dog at Irabina

I work full-time at Irabina in group and individual sessions with children and young people to help them learn new skills. Trained by the Centre for Service and Therapy Dogs Australia, my skills include helping children with socialising, building confidence, keep attention, making eye contact and other sensory development like touching my very curly coat. I also encourage children to make gestures or vocalise demands by sitting and coming when I’m told.

When I’m not working, I love playing with leaves, running outside and having lunch with my colleagues. If you’d like to learn more about the work I do, please call reception and ask them questions about me.

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About us


Every young person has the right to experience their own success and live an independent life.

Irabina Autism Services provides specialist services to help every young person who has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) find their own success and independence.

  • Assessment and diagnosis
  • Therapy services
  • Behaviour intervention
  • Early intervention
  • NDIS pre-planning
  • Youth programs

General Questions


The best thing you can do is visit your GP or paediatrician to discuss your concerns. Each child develops at their own pace and may need some support in reaching some developmental milestones.

Evidence-based therapies are customised to your family’s individual needs and circumstances. The therapists will help you set appropriate goals and help children reach them in one-on-one or group sessions.

You will also learn a range of techniques that you can use at home, school and community settings. Creating positive habits for the future.

Different services have different costs which are now defined by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). During your intake or NDIS pre-planning meeting, an Irabina staff member will run through the Government funding options available to you.

Australia’s autism centre of excellence

Experience world-class autism services which are designed to support the whole family, and create a community to nurture your child’s development.

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