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Early Childhood Australia – learning about early childhood intervention

Early Childhood Australia (ECA) has developed resources and information to support you to make sure that your child with disability is fully included in early childhood education and care. Get resources and information on early childhood education and care

Early Childhood Intervention Australia – intervention services

You can find information and resources on infants and young children with disability on the Early Childhood Intervention Australia (ECIA) website. Find out what early childhood intervention can do for children with disability

Inclusion Support Program

The Inclusion Support Program (ISP) supports children with disability and special needs learn with their peers. You can also access ISP supports as a parent or carer for support with your daily activities like work or study. Discover how inclusive learning can be part of early childhood education

National Disability Insurance Scheme – early childhood intervention partners

If your child has a disability and is aged 0 to 6 you may be able to access the early childhood intervention (ECI) partners services under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). You can call the NDIS on 1800 800 110. Get help to understand how the NDIS supports the Early Childhood Early Intervention approach

Early childhood resources for education providers

Inclusion Support Program

The Inclusion Support Program (ISP) supports children with disability to learn, play and grow with their peers. The ISP is part of the Child Care Safety Net and Child Care Package, your local Early Childhood Education Centre can also give you more information about accessing this support. Find out about the types of support an Early Childhood Education Centre can access

National Disability Insurance Scheme – education for service providers

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) supports organisations who deliver services to NDIS participants, you can access information about the scheme online. Find information and guidelines for service providers Get the facts on the education systems fund and what the NDIS supports

National Quality Framework

You can access resources and services about the early childhood education sector and National Quality Framework on the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) website. Connect with the regulatory authority in your state or territory

Reimagine Australia – statement on early childhood intervention

Early Childhood Australia and Early Childhood Intervention Australia offer a joint statement on their position that you can access on their website. The statement calls for children with a disability to be included fully, so they can achieve high quality outcomes. You may want to share the statement with your school or care centre, to start a conversation about your child's needs. Read the statement on including children with disability in early childhood education and care

Early childhood support and services for families

ACT Education Directorate

The ACT Education Directorate can provide has a range of early childhood programs and supports for students with disability that your child may be eligible for.

Visit the ACT Education Directorate website

Australian Parenting Website

The Australian Government website raisingchildren.net.au may be helpful if you are looking for parenting resources. On the website you will find a guide to disabilities, links to services and many other resources for families. Watch videos that will help you to understand how the NDIS works Learn more about the education rights of children with disability

Inclusion Support Program

The Inclusion Support Program (ISP) supports children with disability and special needs learn with their peers. You can also access ISP supports as a parent or carer for support with your daily activities like work or study. Discover how inclusive learning can be part of early childhood education

National Disability Insurance Scheme – step-by-step early childhood intervention

If your child has a disability and is aged 0 to 6 you may be able to access the early childhood intervention (ECI) step-by-step early childhood intervention under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). You can call the NDIS on 1800 800 110. Follow a step-by-step guide to how the NDIS supports the ECEI approach Look for an early childhood partner in your area to get assessment for your child

Raising Children Network

There is a range of online resources available to support parents and families of children with disability. These resources include a guide to disability, NDIS, family life, mental health and supports available to you. Find out more about resources available to you

Reimagine Australia – family support

Quality early childhood intervention (ECI) can help your child to develop important skills and take part in everyday activities with your family or community. Learn how Early Childhood Intervention services can support families of children with disability

NDIS supports

Local Area Coordinators (LACs)

If you are aged 7 and above, Local Area Coordinators (LACs) can link you to the NDIS and to mainstream and community supports in your area. You can ask your LAC about the supports available in your community, even if you're not eligible for an NDIS support plan. Find out more about how a Local Area Coordinator may be able to assist you

Support for Indigenous Australians

Education programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

The National Indigenous Australians Agency provides expert policy leadership and advice on issues, initiatives and programs with the aim of improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education outcomes. Find out more about education and training for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

Support for new migrants

The Australian Education System

Information for new migrants about the education system in Australia.

Find out more about education and training in Australia for new migrants

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