Early intervention implies doing things at the earliest to work on your child’s support and developmental requirements. Early intervention is the perfect way to support the health and development of children with developmental delay or disability. It can aid children to build up the skills they require to participate in daily activities. At times, children who receive early intervention might not require permanent support.


The role of NDIS in early intervention


The NDIS give rapid access to support in ECEI (early childhood early intervention). It makes sure that children under the age of 7 years with developmental delay or disability receive rapid access to support that is customized to their circumstances and needs. Under the NDIS ECEI approach, your kid can obtain support without becoming a participant of an NDIS. This assistance might be contact and information about mainstream supports in your locality, such as peer support groups, playgroups, or community health services. NDIS Plan management


Eligibility criteria for Children with disability


Aged 0-6 years


If there is a child aged 0-6 years with a disability, or development issues, they may be eligible for getting support from the NDIS. The ECEI approach has been made to support children and infants. Based on their conditions, families are given a grouping of emotional support, information, short-term intervention, referral to mainstream services, as part of a funded  NDIS Plan management. If a child has a condition that the NDIA has recognized already like always causing substantially reduced functional capacity and permanent impairment, or benefiting from early intervention, the organization doesn’t need further information.


NDIS Plan Management Services


Aged 7 and over


a child more than 7 years old with a significant and permanent disability will be liable for the NDIS if they meet either early intervention or the disability criteria, and the standard residence and age requirements.




Some common disability criteria include –


  • the child is expected to need supports from the NDIS organization over their lifetime.
  • Needs help from other people, 
  • cannot participate efficiently in the daily activities without assistive home modifications, equipment, or technology
  • the child has a permanent disability 


NDIS provided supports


The organization will sponsor early intervention plus other supports that enhance a child’s functional capacity or stop functioning or deterioration. This may comprise services supervised or delivered by qualified or clinically trained health practitioners that allow the child to survive in the community and take part in employment and education. Besides, the NDIS will give support for carers, families, and children needed as a direct outcome of the child’s disability. These supports will allow carers and families to maintain their community participation, caring role, and include behavioural and therapeutic supports, additional respite, equipment, and aids.


Carers and families of children aged more than 6 years who hold an NDIS plan will require the support of NDIS Specialist Support Coordination. ECEI Coordinators have adequate experience to work with children with developmental delay or disability. The NDIS ECEI approach tends to support carers and families to aid children to develop the skills they require to participate in regular activities and accomplish their developmental milestones.