UnitingCare Queensland is the early childhood partner for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in the Townsville, Mackay and Toowoomba regions.
Petrina Thompson from UnitingCare Queensland explains what the Early Childhood Early Intervention is about and how we work with the families we support.
To support your child in their early years, the federal government has introduced a special support scheme for children with developmental delay or disability aged 0 to 6, known as Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI). It’s an approach developed under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has worked with a range of leading Australian early childhood intervention practitioners and researchers to design an Early Childhood Early Intervention approach. This approach identifies the type and level of early intervention support your child needs to achieve their best outcome. It is a family-centred approach that supports greater inclusion in mainstream settings and builds the capacity of your child and family.
The NDIA is teaming up with regional partners to help provide the support your child needs in a quicker and easier way. These partners are referred to as early childhood partners.
In three regions where the NDIS has been introduced, UnitingCare Queensland is the NDIS partner in community for Early Childhood Early Intervention:
As the early childhood partner we are experienced in early childhood intervention and provide assistance, advice and access to early intervention and support for your child.
If you require more information, feel free to contact us on:
59 – 69 Patrick Street, Aitkenvale QLD 4814
(07) 4775 9124 (Townsville)
(07) 4787 4797 (Charters Towers)
34 Brisbane Street, Mackay QLD 4740
(07) 4944 2331
134 Mort Street, Toowoomba QLD 4350
(07) 4688 3949
For more information on the NDIS and ECEI: www.ndis.gov.au/ecei
If you would like to make a compliment, complaint or give feedback, please go to the NDIS website: www.ndis.gov.au/about-us/contact-us/feedback-complaints.html
Talk to us today and find out how we can support you: 1300 778 081.