New Early Childhood Partners

The NDIA has recently announced the appointment of the new Early Childhood Partners in NSW.

Six organisations have been appointed to deliver the NDIA’s ECEI approach across NSW, with five of the successful Early Childhood Partners being current NSW ECEI transition providers and two already experienced in the delivery of the national ECEI model.

In NSW, the new Partners delivering ECEI services are:

These appointments will enable the new Early Childhood Partners to leverage their existing relationships with the current NSW ECEI transition providers, and/or experience in ECEI to ensure a smooth transition for children and their families to the full scheme ECEI approach.

The selected Early Childhood Partners have experience providing high-quality early intervention services to children with developmental delay or disability. The NDIA will work closely with the new Early Childhood Partners and NSW ECEI Transition Providers to support a smooth transition for children who are currently accessing ECEI services and their families and carers.

What is happening at Aspire?

Our role as a NSW ECEI Transition Provider will finish on 30 June 2018 and from 1 July 2018 the Early Childhood Partners will provide ECEI services for children with developmental delay and/or disability aged 0-6 years.

The new local Early Childhood Partner is Intereach Limited. Information about your nearest Intereach Limited office can be found on the NDIS and Intereach websites.

https://www.ndis.gov.au/ecei.html

http://www.intereach.com.au/support/disability/

What does this mean for children and new referrals?

As part of the handover process to Intereach, all children who are waiting for NDIS planning will be passed onto Intereach. So any new referrals from 4 June 2018 can either be sent directly to Intereach. Alternatively, if they come to Aspire, we will pass all the referral information onto Intereach. As of 1 July 2018, all new referrals for NDIS plans must be directed to Intereach. 

Where can I get more information?

More information about Early Childhood Partners and the NDIA Early Childhood Early Intervention approach can be found on the NDIS website.

Aspire’s NDIS role

Aspire is a registered NDIS provider and the Early Childhood Intervention team will continue to provide high-quality Early Childhood Intervention and therapy services to the community. Aspire also offers Clinical Services (including Speech Pathology, Behaviour Support and Psychology) to children from 12 years and adults.

If you have any questions please contact your Aspire Customer Service Team