BUSHkids officially launches three new NDIS ECEI Service Centres

BUSHkids officially launches three new NDIS ECEI Service Centres

BUSHkids officially opened three of its new NDIS Early Childhood Early Intervention Service Centres in Rockhampton, Gladstone and Emerald.

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Published News Articles:
Launching better future for our kids, by Sean Fox. Accessible at https://www.themorningbulletin.com.au/news/launching-better-futures-for-our-kids/3476270/

New disability scheme for kids changes mum’s life, by Hannah Sbeghen. Accessible at https://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/new-disability-scheme-for-kids-changes-gladstone-m/3477677/

Emerald early intervention support to help kids thrive, by Kristen Booth. Accessible at https://www.cqnews.com.au/news/emerald-early-intervention-support-to-help-kids-th/3471141/

7News Central Queensland Video:
Reporting by Brittany Hancock.

WIN News Central Queensland Video:
Reporting by Sophie Lester.


Launch Day Galleries:


Gladstone Launch Day


Rockhampton Launch Day


Emerald Launch Day

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ABC Radio Interviews:
Listen to the full radio interviews featured on ABC Radio using the audio player’s below


BUSHkids hits Gladstone: Free services for kids now available

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.


View the full article written by Sarah Steger from The Observer here

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New opportunities for CQ children as Bushkids office opens

CQ CHILDREN with disabilities are set to benefit from a new Bushkids team in Rockhampton.

They can now be given access to more support services after a new office opened on New Year’s Day on Bolsover St.

Babies as young as zero to children aged six will benefit from the Bushkids program.

Their 10 Rockhampton staff offer early intervention for children with developmental delay or disability, which had not been consistently available across the region.

Susan Harrison, Bushkids’ clinical services manager said the organisation had a contract to provide these services to families on behalf of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

She said the NDIS provides an opportunity for parents to discuss concerns about their child’s development with a team member who would be able to provide them with advice.

These services extend from Rockhampton to Gladstone, Emerald and Biloela areas.

To read more please visit The Morning Bulletin’s article written by Sean Fox of The Morning Bulletin here

NDIS programs for young kids to roll out in CQ this year

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.

$23m NDIS funding

BUSHKIDS and Carers Queensland will share in more than $23 million in funding to deliver vital services to families across the electorate of Flynn as part of the roll-out of the NDIS.

Member for Flynn Ken O’Dowd said he was delighted with the Federal Government announcement and congratulated the organisations on their successful applications.

“This is a vital program for the families and carers of our vast region,” Mr O’Dowd said.

To find the full article by News Mail, written by Jessica Dorey please click here.