Early Childhood Early Intervention
As a partner of Early Childhood
Early Intervention (ECEI), we are helping families with children who have a
developmental delay or disability understand the value and importance of early
intervention, early childhood support and how to access the NDIS.
Not knowing how to access
appropriate support services for a child who is missing out on important learning
opportunities can be extremely stressful for carers and parents, and in some instances
can lead to a breakdown of their own mental or physical health.
This was the case for Fatma, whose five-year-old son Bayram was often physically aggressive, lacked empathy, and had no friends at school. His behaviour alienated Fatma from her family and the community. When Bayram was diagnosed with autism and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Fatma found accessing the NDIS intimidating and overwhelming.
We linked Fatma to our ECEI staff who supported her through the NDIS funding process, and our Family and Child Connect services built supports to help her cope with stress. We also worked with Bayram’s local school, coordinated access to a speech pathologist, occupational therapist, psychologist and physiotherapist to address his developmental delays and increase his ability to stay in the mainstream education system.