New resources have been released to help parents and families understand how the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) can support children with developmental delay or disability.
The Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) resources, developed by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), explain the importance of early intervention and how the process works.
The ECEI resources include:
- Early Childhood Early Intervention on NDIS website (including animation)
- Early Childhood Early Intervention
- ECEI Case study video Michelle, a mother of four, talks about accessing early childhood early intervention support and services through the NDIS. An open caption version of the video is also available.
The NDIA announced its ECEI Approach in February, which was the first nationally-consistent approach to supporting children under the age of six with developmental delay or disability.
Under the ECEI Approach, a child and their family will be referred to a specialist early childhood partner who will discuss their needs and identify the appropriate supports to help them achieve their individual goals.
For more information about the NDIS ECEI Approach, when the NDIS is coming to your area and what to do to prepare for its arrival, visit www.ndis.gov.au.
Source: Australian Local Government Association