National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
The NDIS supports people with a permanent and significant disability that affects their ability to take part in everyday activities.
For more information go to: http://www.ndis.gov.au/document/what-national-disability-insuran
NDIS roll out in NSW
The NDIS will roll out across NSW between 1 July 2016 and 30 June 2018.
For more information go to: http://www.ndis.gov.au/about-us/our-sites/nsw
NDIS and Early Childhood Education and Care in NSW
The ECEC sector will still be responsible for the education and care needs of children.
Early childhood services will continue to provide reasonable adjustments to support children with disability to participate in early learning and education.
For more information go to: http://ndis.nsw.gov.au/about-ndis-nsw/
National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA)
The NDIA is the body responsible for running the NDIS. The NDIA assesses eligibility for funding supports and works with eligible people to develop support plans.
The NDIA will be working with the families of children with disability directly.
For more information about the NDIA go to: http://ndis.nsw.gov.au/
The NDIA will also be working indirectly through community organisations called Access Partners.
The Department manages two funding programs to support meaningful participation in early childhood education and care programs. These two funding programs will complement the supports from the NDIS.
The ECExtra is a newsletter from the Early Childhood Education and Care Directorate. The Extra looks at a range of issues relevant to the early childhood education sector in NSW.
ECExtra Issue 28 provides some information on the NDIS.
Please contact Tracey Quick, Senior Intervention Support Officer on (02) 9266 8222 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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INFORMATION AND RESOURCES
NEW INFORMATION ON EARLY INTERVENTION
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has recently published a series of new resources to help parents and carers understand how the NDIA does early intervention support for children aged 0-6.
- Click here to read the web page
- Click here to download the brochure
- Click here to watch a video about one family's experience
- Five important things you need to know about the NDIS roll out in NSW
- Commonwealth government NDIS website
- NSW Government NDIS website
- NDIS on Department of Education website