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NDIS

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

ECEI

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 CategorySupport ItemSupport Description
Capacity Building Supports9. Increased Social and Community ParticipationInnovative Community ParticipationIdentify 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 SkillsActivities 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 CommunityAssisting participants to participate actively in community, social and civic activities.
Assistance in Life Stage, Transition and SupportsShort 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 RelationshipsBehaviour SupportSupport provided by allied health professionals with skills in positive behaviour support including assessment the development of a plan.
15. Improved Daily LivingEarly InterventionProvision of a mix of therapies, and a key worker for the family.
Supports for Early Childhood
  • Speech-language pathologist
  • Occupational therapist
  • Psychologist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Social worker
  • Teacher
  • Developmental educator
  • Audiologist
  • Music therapist
  • Counsellor
  • Art therapist
  • Orthoptist
  • Podiatrist
Therapeutic SupportsAssist 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.

  • Speech-language pathologist
  • Occupational therapist
  • Dietitian
  • Psychologist
  • Counsellor
  • Music therapist
  • Orthoptist
  • Podiatrist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Social worker
  • Developmental educator
  • Rehabilitation counsellor
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