Who can access the Early Childhood Early Intervention approach?
- Live in an area where the NDIS ECEI approach is available
- Aged 0 – 6 years old
- Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident OR you have a special visa
- Meet early intervention eligibility requirements:
- Your child has one or more identified impairments that are, or are likely to be permanent
or Your child has developmental delay
- Providing early intervention supports is likely to reduce the child’s future needs for support
- Early intervention supports is likely to benefit the child
- Early intervention is most appropriately funded through the NDIS and not else where
How do I access the Early Childhood Early Intervention Approach?
You can self-refer to an early childhood partner, or obtain a referral from GPs, paediatricians, early childhood nurses or other allied health providers. The first step to getting a plan is contacting the early childhood partner in your area.
- Family meets with early childhood partner
- Early childhood partner determines support for child and family and may include:
- Information services, emotional support or referral to mainstream service
- Short to medium terms support or longer term intensive support
If more intensive supports are required the steps are:
- Determine eligibility through access requirements
- Early childhood partner will support family to complete a plan to submit to NDIA
- NDIA delegate approved the plan
When plan approved, family can choose early intervention providers that they wish to use.