The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has recently proposed major changes to its scheme including:
- Changing the way it supports young children and families, such as increasing the ECEI age to 9
- Using independent assessments to help with access to the NDIS
- Changing the way NDIS plans and funding work.
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 (ECEI) approach to determine how it can continue to improve the way it supports young children and families.
Early consultation found some children weren’t receiving early childhood intervention support early enough. The NDIS also found that families were unsure about how early childhood intervention could help them.
As a result, the NDIS is making some changes. It has released two papers that set out 23 recommendations to reset the implementation of its early childhood early intervention approach. You can read more about what’s proposed to change
and what will remain the same
on the NDIS website.
Your feedback is important and will help us shape the new early childhood early intervention approach.
You can provide feedback on the recommendations by going to the have your say page on the NDIS website
There are a number of ways you can give feedback:
Head to the have your say page on the NDIS website for more information.
Feedback closes 10am ADST 23 February 2021.