A NEW early intervention service is helping children with disability in Gladstone access the vital support they need to reach their full potential.
BUSHkids supports the health and wellbeing of children and families in regional Queensland and recently opened a Gladstone office.
The not-for-profit organisation takes a holistic approach in improving the health and wellbeing of babies and children aged up to six years – along with their families and carers, and works to enrich the lives of children living with disability.
CEO Carlton Meyn said the organisation’s expansion and the opening of the BUSHkids office in Gladstone has allowed Gladstone Region residents to access a range of specialist services.
These include occupational therapists, speech pathologists, social workers, psychologists and early intervention facilitators – can make all the difference to improving the lives of children with disability.
“Since BUSHkids first opened the doors of its office in January, it has already supported more than 60 local families,” Mr Meyn said.
“The NDIS approach to early childhood intervention means children can have better access to support that’s best tailored to their needs.
“BUSHkids is a great example of how the NDIS is making it easier for families and carers to access local support services for their children with disability.
It’S a not-for-profit organisation that has a history with Central Queensland dating back to the 1930s and later this year, it will be offering extra services to the region’s bush kids.
BUSHkids, which is part of the Royal Queensland Bush Children’s Health Scheme, has been chose to deliver Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) services to Rockhampton and Central Queensland under the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
From November, BUSHkids will start providing ECEI services to children living around Rockhampton, Gladstone, Biloela, Emerald and the Central Highlands…
To read more please visit The Morning Bulletin’s article written by Kerri-Anne Mesner. The article can be found here.