Early Childhood Early Intervention or ECEI is available to children with developmental concerns, developmental delay or disability from birth until they turn 6, after which they will either transition to the NDIS or no longer have access to funding. This will depend on their diagnosis or level of need as to their eligibility for the NDIS.
We sat down with InFocus Support Coordinator Greer, to understand how Support Coordinators help participants with their NDIS budget. Greer explains that it's her job to help participants to monitor their plan budgets and the effectiveness of their supports.
If your child is under 6 and is diagnosed with developmental delay they may be eligible for the NDIS under the early intervention requirements. The term “developmental delay” is used by the NDIS and in early childhood education to describe when children have some delays in development for their age.
Piper and Jessie were introduced by InFocus Support Coordinator Mini. They each had individual NDIS goals to live more independently. Mini thought that the girls would be a good match as they had similar backgrounds, are close in age and were both seeking independence and companionship.
NDIS Support Coordinator Derek has been working with Barry to support him to reach his goal of moving back to New South Wales. Barry is 47 years old and has Cerebral Palsy.
In July 2022 the NDIA introduced some changes to the way that plan reviews work. With these changes in place, there is also some new language and terminology to help to prevent confusion especially about different kinds of “reviews”.
If your disability means that you can’t independently shop, cook or clean up after preparing your meal or you have trouble planning your meals or following multi-step instructions you may be able to get NDIS support for meal preparation and/or delivery.
Sometimes people behave in ways that might cause them to hurt themselves, hurt other people or break things. These ways of behaving are commonly called “challenging behaviours”.