If you already receive Early Childhood Intervention or Disability supports when the NDIS comes to your area, the NDIS, Local Area Coordinator (LAC)or Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) partner will be in contact with you to discuss access and planning. We can also assist you to prepare for your planning session.
If you are not currently receiving Early Childhood Intervention or Disability supports but are registered on the Department of Education ECIS waitlist or DHHS Disability Support Register (DSR), you will be contacted to discuss access and planning by either the NDIS, a LAC or ECEI partner.
If you are yet to receive Early Childhood Intervention or Disability supports and are not on a registered waitlist, you will need to contact NDIA to request access.
At that point, you will need to complete an NDIS Access Request form and provide evidence of your disability, or developmental delay (for children under 7 who have not yet received a formal diagnosis).
Access to NDIS support can be through existing mainstream and community services that are supported to better meet the needs of people with a disability, help to maintain your informal support arrangements or by individually funding reasonable and necessary supports.