The early years of a child’s life can have a lasting impact on their adult lives.
Through early intervention you can give your child specialised support at a critical development stage. This can include therapy, community services, or additional supports during holidays and weekends.
Early intervention usually refers to the years before your child starts school. If your child has a disability it’s highly recommended to seek support as early as possible.
The Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) approach is available through the NDIS. This support is for children under 7 with a disability or developmental delay. It connects you with an Early Childhood Partner who will help you access relevant health care, community supports, and education.
From here, your child can transition into an individualised NDIS plan if they need long-term support.
What about during school years?
It’s important to continue support as your child moves into the next development stage of attending school.
Additional support at this time can help them:
- navigate the school environment
- engage with learning
- grow in confidence
- build friendships with peers
It also gives them critical skills to be independent and transition smoothly into the next life stage.
At Workpower we offer a range of supports for children with disability, autism, or mental illness from ages 7 to 17.
Our popular School Holiday Program runs every holiday period and is jam-packed full of exciting, engaging activities. Children are supported by a full team of staff and encouraged to get out of their comfort zone with new activities.
Depending on your child’s NDIS plan, they can access different supports that help them achieve their goals. For example pursuing a new hobby like playing musical instruments or theatre performance.
As your child grows up we work closely with their coordinators, family, and carers to give them the right support at each step. By intervening at an early stage it helps your child build strong foundations for the future.