Why reset the ECEI approach?
In November 2019, the previous Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Stuart Robert released the government’s plan to improve the NDIS.
A key part of that plan was a review of the Scheme’s Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) approach.
Other independent reviews, including the Tune Review of the NDIS Act (December 2019) and Independent Advisory Council (IAC) report on Promoting best practice in early childhood early intervention (March 2020) have highlighted challenges for the ECEI approach.
To better understand the challenges, and resolve them, the NDIA undertook research and engagement to determine how we can continue to improve the way we support young children and families.
We found, there was opportunity to improve on delivery of best practice, as inconsistent delivery can reduce young children and their families getting the best