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Re-posted from National Disability Insurance Agency.

We’re changing the way we support young children and their families – our early childhood early intervention (ECEI) approach

We developed our ECEI approach in 2016. It was the first national approach to early childhood intervention, supporting children with developmental delay and disability, and their families to achieve their best outcomes.

In November last year the Minister for the NDIS, Stuart Robert released the NDIS Reforms – Information Paper which provides information on changes to improve the NDIS. A key part of that paper was a review of the Scheme’s early childhood early intervention approach to determine how we can continue to improve the way we support young children and families.

Early consultation found some children weren’t receiving early childhood intervention support early enough. We also found that families were unsure about how early childhood intervention could help them.

As a result, we’re making some changes. We have released two papers that set out 23 recommendations to reset the implementation of our early childhood early intervention approach. You can read more about what’s proposed to change and what will remain the same on our website.

Your feedback is important and will help us shape the new early childhood early intervention approach. We want to hear from you. You can provide feedback on the recommendations by going to the have your say page on our NDIS website.