The age range is changing for the NDIS early childhood approach. From 1 July 2023, the early childhood approach has changed to include children younger than 9. This change is being rolled out over the next 2 years. The change will gradually take place to ensure a smooth transition for both children and their families.
NDIS early childhood approach is how NDIS support children younger than 9 and their families. The early childhood approach helps children younger than 6 with developmental delay or children younger than 9 with disability, and their families, to access the right support when they need it. Children younger than 6 do not need a diagnosis to get support through the early childhood approach where there are concerns about their development.
Here are the key details regarding the age change
Children currently enrolled in the NDIS who turn 7 after 1st July 2023 will continue receiving support from their early childhood partner until they turn 9, as long as they require assistance during this period.
Children currently enrolled in the NDIS who turn 7 before 1st July 2023 will follow the existing process and transition to a local area coordination partner.
Children need to be are under the age of 9 and have a permanent disability, will receive support from an early childhood partner.
If you have any concerns regarding your child's development or disability, we recommend reaching out to your doctor, child health nurse, early childhood educator, or other health professionals for an initial consultation.
Carepro Disability Services can connect you with the appropriate support services your child may require. Visit our website www.careprods.com.au to learn more about how we can assist