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