BUSHkids’ Rockhampton centre in Bolsover St will today launch its National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) early childhood services for young children in the region who need assistance to reach their full potential in life.
The Early Childhood Early Intervention(ECEI)program, an extension of the organisation’s existing services will be opened at 1.30pm.
Children aged between zero and six years old who have a disability or developmental delay will be given access to support and services tailored for them to achieve the best long-term outcomes.
SUPPORT for children’s health and wellbeing officially lands in Emerald later this month.
BUSHkids will launch its NDIS early childhood services across Central Queensland with the official opening of its Early Childhood Early Intervention service centre in Emerald.
The Royal Queensland Bush Children’s Health Scheme – BUSHkids – is a not-for-profit organisation that has been supporting the health and wellbeing of children and families in Queensland’s regional, rural and remote communities for more than 80 years.
Early Childhood Early Intervention is a new program fully funded by the National Disability Insurance Scheme and is designed to help children aged zero to six years with a disability or developmental delay to access the support and services they need to achieve better long-term outcomes.
BUSHkids chief executive officer Carlton Meyn said through the program the organisation was hoping to help more local children through its new team of early childhood professionals.
“The Early Childhood Early Intervention services will benefit the community to support children with developmental delay, and it’s a service that was really required,” he said…
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BUSHkids will extend its NDIS ECEI services across Wide Bay-Burnett and the Sunshine Coast.
We are delighted to announce that as part of the NDIS rollout in Queensland, BUSHkids has been awarded the contract to provide NDIS Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) services in Hervey Bay, Maryborough, the Sunshine Coast and Gympie. This builds on our existing ECEI services which we provide across Central Queensland and in the Bundaberg region.
BUSHkids has already begun plans to expand its ECEI services with the NDIS due to rollout across Wide Bay and Maryborough from 1 July 2018 and the Sunshine Coast, Noosa and Gympie from 1 January 2019.
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.