Early Childhood Intervention Term 2

Dear Families

Let me take the opportunity to welcome all our new families who have joined us this term. Many children have come with plans already approved by the NDIA, so it’s been great to have a parent’s perspective on the planning process. Also, at the moment we have a full waiting list of referrals that we will be in touch with soon.

The Trauma Informed workshops held recently was attended by over 40 profession-als working with children and young adults. I would like to thank Vicki Nightingale (Senior Psychologist) and Anne Worrad (Orange Community Health) for their time and expertise.

The first of June marks a one month countdown of The National Disability Insurance Scheme starting in the Central Western region on July 1st, 2017.

Our service has been preparing for this moment in many ways, such as imple-menting National Guidelines for Best Practices in Early Childhood Intervention, attending numerous workshops, undergoing Third Party Verification, meeting and talking to Peter DeNatris and Mary Hawkins(NDIS Scheme Design), Dr Robin MacWilliam (Routines Based Interviews), as well as building a stronger alliance with all Early Childhood Intervention Services such as Bathurst( BECIS), ODEEP (Orange), Young (LFE), Forbes (Little Learners) and Dubbo (ORANA).

For all our families who have received letters and phone calls from the Access Team we will try to keep you updated on progress as well as provide updates from the NDIS - as they are now coming thick and fast! These updates will be communicated to you via newsletters, emails, and our Facebook page. We plan on holding our own NDIS informal get together sometime soon. If you have any questions in the meantime please do not hesitate to contact me. I will make myself available to you at all times.

Our service will be closed next Tuesday 6th of June as all staff will be involved in staff training going over legislative requirements and service obligations set by the NDIA.

Within the next couple of weeks there will be an exciting public an-nouncement about the future of our service... in the meantime its business as usual.

Take heart that Cowra Early Childhood Intervention is in a great place to support you, your child, and your family as we transition to full scheme together.

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Kim Parris