Transitioning from the NDIS
In some cases plan reviews may determine that early intervention has increased a person’s independence and decreased their need for additional support. This may mean that they can transition from the NDIS.
Participants who still need support under the NDIS will continue to receive funded support as a participant.
If, in future, a person has further delays or increased functional impact, the NDIS will provide reasonable and necessary supports again.
The aim of early intervention is to alleviate the impact of a person’s impairment on their functional capacity by providing support at the earliest possible stage.
Early intervention support is intended to benefit a person by reducing their future need for supports.
NDIS plan reviews are an important part of the Scheme. If a person has entered via the early intervention requirements their eligibility will be assessed at each plan review.
Children transitioning from the NDIS
We know that providing quality intervention early in a child’s life reduces the possible need for a longer term intervention and will support them over time to lead an ordinary life.
In some cases reviews may determine that early intervention has increased a child’s capacity and independence and decreased the need for additional support, which is what the NDIS is all about.
This may mean is that some children will achieve their goals over time to the point that they no longer require assistance from the NDIS.
In this instance, NDIA’s early childhood partner will work with the child and their family to support them in their transition to mainstream and community supports.
Farewell NDIS, Alex has reached his milestones
ACT mum, Amy English said it was a bitter-sweet moment when son, Alexander, who has Autism, no longer needed National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) support because he had achieved all his milestones and was now ready for mainstream school.
Every child is unique and therefore each Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) journey will be different. Here are four journeys to demonstrate how ECEI can work and show how this approach supports children and their families.