Children with developmental delay and disability in NSW will benefit with greater access to Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) services. This follows an investment of more than $136 million in targeted services through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Lifestart, Northcott, Mission Australia, EACH, Intereach, and Cerebral Palsy Alliance will be funded to provide ECEI services to children aged 0-6 years with disability and developmental delay.
Support will include short term, targeted speech and occupational therapy, information about local community and mainstream services, support for families and carers, and assistance to access the NDIS for those children who may need longer term support.
The new partners will work closely with the outgoing providers currently delivering ECEI supports to ensure all children are supported during the transition to full scheme NDIS in NSW.