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Submission SUB-B8H3-000514 (Colin)

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What are your three main problems or concerns with the NDIS?

Eci best practice erosion
Eci providers being demonised as money hungry (as there has been no price guide increase to ECI services for a number of years but costs have continued to grow)
ECI partners in the community under qualified and lack of understanding around ECI best practice for best outcomes

How do these three main problems affect you and/or others?

Eci is one of the base standards for supporting inclusion and long term success. With the erosion of Best Practice and a push towards medical over social models has impacts on families lives, education access and community participation

What do you think are possible solutions to those problems?

A clear national approach to best practice Early Childhood Intervention.

Supports that build family and team around the child.

Support for a true transdisciplianry approach of ECI to focus on the right person, at the right time for best outcome

What parts of the NDIS are working well for you?

Significant funding increase

Is there anything else that you would like to tell the NDIS Review?

We have a Early Childhood alliance of providers across Vic, Tasmania, Canberra, Nsw and Qld.

We would love to arrange a meeting with Lisa and Bruce to discuss our concerns and possible solutions for ECI across the scheme.