Who can help start your plan

Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) Coordinator

Families and carers of children aged 0-6 years who have an NDIS plan will work with an ECEI Coordinator. ECEI Coordinators have experience working with children with disability or developmental delay. The NDIS ECEI approach supports families and carers to help children develop the skills they need to take part in daily activities and reach their developmental milestones.

Find out more about ECEI coordination.

Local Area Coordinator (LAC)

Most NDIS participants over 7 years of age will have an LAC to help them understand and use their plan. This includes showing participants how to use the myplace portal and connecting them with funded supports. LACs support participants throughout their plans to monitor how the plan is going, and they can check progress regularly.

ECEI Coordinators and LACs come from organisations in your local community, which work with the NDIA to deliver the NDIS. Visit the NDIS website to find ECEI and LAC Partners in your area.

Find out more about LACs.

Support Coordinator

If ECEI or LAC Partners are not available in your area, or you need more help coordinating your supports and services, the NDIA may fund a Support Coordinator in your NDIS plan. A Support Coordinator will help you use your plan to work towards your goals, live more independently, increase your skills and be included in your community and in employment.

Specialist support coordination is a higher level of support coordination. It is an option for people whose situations are more complex and who need specialist help to coordinate their supports and services.

Find out more about support coordination.

This page current as of
20 April 2021
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