National Disability Insurance Scheme
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides support to people with disability, their families and carers. The scheme takes a lifetime approach, investing in people early to improve their outcomes later in life. It also exercises freedom of choice over who, how, when and where supports are received.
Growing Early Minds is a registered provider with the NDIS. The process to access the NDIS differs depending on the age of your child, with a different process for children aged 0-6 years and children aged 7 and over. See below for further details.
For the latest information, news and announcements relating to the NDIS visit ndis.gov.au
Early Childhood Early Intervention (0-6 years)
The Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) approach is designed to support children aged 0-6 years who have a developmental delay or disability, to help them develop the skills they need to achieve the best possible outcomes throughout their life.
The approach supports families by providing helpful information, connecting them with the most appropriate supports in the local area, and help with the NDIS application and planning process.
The NDIS has engaged Early Childhood Partners around Australia to deliver the ECEI approach. For families based in Western Sydney, the Early Childhood Partner is Northcott and they can be contacted on 1800 818 286. For a list of all NSW Early Childhood Partners click here.
For the latest information, news and announcements relating to Early Childhood Partners or the ECEI approach visit ndis.gov.au/ecei
Growing Early Minds is registered to provide the following NDIS support items:
|Support Category||Support Item||Support Description|
|Capacity Building Supports||9. Increased Social and Community Participation||Innovative Community Participation||Identify support within your own community to build relationships, strengthen your support network and give you the skills needed to become more independent.|
|Development of Daily Living and Life Skills||Activities undertaken by the participant or their carer to increase their ability to live as autonomously as possible, including the ability of the participant to travel and use public transport independently.|
|Participate Community||Assisting participants to participate actively in community, social and civic activities.|
|Assistance in Life Stage, Transition and Supports||Short and long-term supports that focus on strengthening the participant’s ability to coordinate their supports, and to assist them to live at home and participate in their community.|
|11. Improved Relationships||Behaviour Support||Support provided by allied health professionals with skills in positive behaviour support including assessment the development of a plan.|
|15. Improved Daily Living||Early Intervention||Provision of a mix of therapies, and a key worker for the family.|
|Supports for Early Childhood||
|Therapeutic Supports||Assist the participant to apply their functional skills to improve participation and independence in daily, practical activities in areas such as language and communication, personal care, mobility and movement, interpersonal interactions and community living.