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Report NDIS Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) Approach 26 February 2016
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has worked with a range of leading Australian early childhood intervention practitioners and researchers to design an Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) approach. This approach will help identify the type and level of early intervention support each child needs to achieve their best outcomes. … Supports will be delivered through a family-centred approach, which builds on family and carer strengths in order to improve the child’s developmental trajectory and overall quality of life. A child who requires more intensive early intervention support services will get a plan of supports and each family will be able to choose a provider(s) to best meet their child and their own needs… Read the full report as pdf file
Or download a Word version here: NDIS Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) Approach 26 February 2016
NDIS - Principles to Determine the Responsibilities of the NDIS and Other Service Systems
The purpose of this document is to define the activities funded by the NDIS and other systems. According to COAG, responsibility for the identified activities will be reviewed based on the NDIS launch experience. The document identifies specific activities funded by the NDIS and by other systems, including Early childhood development and School education. Downloads in Word and PDF format are available from the COAG website at: Principles to Determine the Responsibilities of the NDIS and Other Service Systems
NDIS Service Providers Guide
The NDIS Service Providers Guide aims to help agencies and service providers that are engaging with people with a disability deliver information which meets the needs of clients and employees. The resource contains a lot of information about how people with a vision impairment access digital content and what assistive technology tools are available to them in mainstream technology. The guide shows organisations how they can adjust and adapt their existing office systems, programs and equipment so that they are accessible for people with disabilities. The accessibility of social media is also discussed. This resource was commissioned by the National Disability Insurance Scheme Practical Design Fund and was researched and written by Dr Scott Hollier.
The guide can be downloaded as an accessible pdf or word document from:
VI criteria in NDIS Factsheet Evidence of Disability
The NDIS website currently provides a “Factsheet- Evidence of your Disability”, which gives an indication of how vision impairment will be assessed. It will determine whether a person meets the disability or early intervention access requirements. The VI-NDIS – SPEVI working group is concerned about these criteria. We will keep pushing for change and advocating for improved assessment and interpretation of the severity of the impact of vision impairment on the individual’s functional vision.
Download the Factsheet here: NDIS Factsheet Evidence of Your Disability