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Early Childhood Early Intervention

Young girl with poor vision using a peg board with therapist.

Early Childhood Early Intervention

If your child has a disability, or is developing differently compared with other children, then early intervention can help your child reach their potential.

Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) is part of the NDIS. It is specifically for younger children. You don’t need a formal diagnosis for your child to get early intervention.

Early Childhood Early Intervention can cover the cost of therapies and equipment that can help your child’s development. You know your child best, and early intervention works in partnership with you and your child.

To find out more, contact the Early Childhood Partner in your local area:

Barwon

Barwon Child Youth and Family

Call 1300 012 293 or visit the Barwon Child Youth and Family website.

Central Highlands, Wimmera South West

Latrobe Community Health Service

Call 1800 242 696 or visit the Latrobe Community Health Service website.

Inner East Melbourne, Outer East Melbourne, Southern Melbourne and Gippsland

Link Health and Community        

Call 1300 552 509 or visit the Link Health and Community website.

Ovens Murray

Merri Community Health Service

Call 1300 665 437 or visit the Merri Community Health Service website.

Loddon, Goulburn and Mallee   

Intereach     

Call 1300 448 226 or visit the Intereach website.

North East Melbourne, North West Melbourne, Western Melbourne and Bayside Peninsula

Brotherhood of St Laurence        

Call 1300 275 534 or visit the Brotherhood of St Laurence website.

To be eligible for the NDIS you need to be an Australian citizen or permanent resident. However, your child can access early intervention even if you or your child do not meet the residency requirements. Contact your local Early Childhood Partner for more information.

Read more information and resources about the early years.