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19/02/2020
Policy News

Recent Victorian submissions, Workforce Longitudinal study results, and opportunities for NDS engagement

Recent submissions on the 2020-21 Victorian Budget and Worker Registration Scheme. Members are encouraged to consider joining one of our active Member Groups.
Policy News
14/01/2020
Policy News

Seeking feedback on NDIS market setting impacts on providers supporting participants with psychosocial disability

NDS is seeking feedback on the impact of NDIS market settings on providers supporting participants with psychosocial disability.
Policy News
29/11/2019
Policy News

Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System releases interim report

This report estimates the cost of mental ill health to the Victorian economy at $14.2 billion a year.

Joint Standing Committee Inquiry into the Provision of Services under the NDIS Early Childhood Early Intervention Approach

adult and child

19/10/2017

I need to know this because:
  • Investment early to build the capacity of children can have lifetime benefits for the individual and long-term cost savings for the NDIS.
  • NDS notes the Productivity Commission’s concerns that a significant number of children have been deemed eligible for the NDIS

Effective early intervention enables children to maximise their future opportunities and independence and contributes to the long-term sustainability of the Scheme. 

It has been widely reported that a higher than expected number of young children entered the scheme during the NDIS trial, raising concerns about cost pressures. The introduction of the ECEI Approach is designed to help determine which young children with disability or developmental delay would benefit from short-term less-intensive intervention (along with advice to their families and mainstream providers such as early childhood services and kindergartens) and which children should become NDIS participants.

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