Supports delivered to children aged 0-6 years are classified by the NDIS as Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI).
To find out who your local ECEI partner is, contact the NDIS on 1800 800 110.
The ECEI team is your one stop shop to help you through the process of access, through the plan meeting and post plan to help you implement the plan and find the right providers for supports such as therapy.
Before meeting with your ECEI partner to discuss your concerns about your child, there are a number of things you can do to prepare:
Gather any information that may assist your local ECEI partner to build a picture of your child. This will help them understand the impact of your child’s developmental delay or disability on their daily life and social participation, and determine the services and supports your child and family requires
Identify the things that are working well for your family and your child now.
Think about the activities your child is currently doing in your community. Would you like help to find social or community-based groups or activities for your child to participate in?
Consider your child’s current supports. Do you and your family have established relationships with providers that you would like to continue? What informal supports do your family and friends provide?
Do you have any social, behavioural or physical goals for your child?
Any questions you may have.
- Early Intervention under the NDIS
- What to look for in ECEI supports