BUSHkids Partnering with NDIS

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the most significant social reform program in Australia since the introduction of Medicare in the 1970s, transferring responsibility for funding disability support from state governments to a new federal agency, the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).

The NDIS is being progressively rolled out across Queensland and will be available statewide by 30 June 2019. BUSHkids is an NDIS partner in the community, and we are contracted to provide Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) services in the Bundaberg and Rockhampton areas.

The NDIS Early Childhood Early Intervention Approach (ECEIA) is a new program fully funded by the NDIA designed to help children aged 0-6 years with developmental delay or a disability to access the specialised supports and services they need to achieve better long-term outcomes. ECEIA is being provided through specialist Early Childhood Partners such as BUSHkids.

As an Early Childhood Partner, BUSHkids supports families of children with developmental delay and provides the support needed to improve the child’s development. Where a child requires more intensive early intervention supports, BUSHkids staff work with the family to develop an NDIS plan to access the support funding the child needs on a more long-term basis.

For more about the NDIS in Queensland go to https://www.ndis.gov.au/about-us/our-sites/QLD.html

For more about the NDIA’s early intervention approach watch the below video, or find the video and related article here http://raisingchildren.net.au/articles/ndis_early_intervention_video.html

Our ECEI Service Regions

Bundaberg

BUSHkids was named as the NDIS Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) partner for Bundaberg in the first half of 2017 and we started providing services to clients from our new Early Start Service Centre in Targo Street during August. BUSHkids now provides NDIS ECEI services across the whole Bundaberg Regional Council area, including the towns of Childers and Gin Gin.

The BUSHkids Early Start Team is an expansion of our services in Bundaberg, and our existing team still provide Allied Health Services to kids in Bundy from the new Targo Street centre.

BUSHkids in Bundy is now based at 110 Targo Street, and you can contact the Early Start team on 07 4111 1655.

Find our ECEI centre contact details here

Rockhampton

BUSHkids was named as the NDIS Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) partner for Rockhampton and Central Queensland during September 2017. We are in the process of establishing the new Early Start team who will be providing NDIS ECEI services through our existing service centre in Emerald, and two new service centres we are setting up in Rockhampton and Gladstone. In addition, one of our Early Intervention Facilitator’s will be providing ECEI services through the local Community Resource Centre in Biloela two days a week.

Our new ECEI service in Central Queensland will be up and running by the end of December 2017.

Find our ECEI centre contact details here

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