What is the NDIS?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a National Scheme which provides direct support to individuals with a disability. The Scheme provides people with disabilities the care and support they need to live a better life. NDIS participants have an individualised plan that is tailored to their goals and support needs and provides choice and control over the supports they receive.

NDIS Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) Approach – children under 7 years

The ECEI approach supports children with disability and developmental delay and their families /carers. NDIS have engaged Early Childhood Partners to support families to access the most appropriate supports for their child. Early Childhood Partners tailor support to individual children’s needs and depending on the child’s needs may:

  • Connect families with supports available in the community
  • Provide short term early childhood intervention supports
  • Assist families to access the NDIS

If a child receives an NDIS plan, the family will then choose which early childhood intervention provider, e.g. key worker, speech therapist etc. they want to provide supports to their child and how these supports are provided.

For more information about the ECEI Approach and Early Childhood Partners please visit www.ndis.gov.au

Local Area Coordinators 7-65 years

The NDIS have engaged Local Area Coordination (LAC) partners to provide information and support to individuals and families regarding the NDIS. Local Area Coordinators support individuals to:

  • Connect with supports available in the community
  • Work in communities to make them more accessible for people with disability
  • Develop and use their NDIS plan


KU’s NDIS services

KU is a registered provider of supports under the NDIS.

We provide targeted early childhood intervention services using evidence based approaches to support your child’s individual needs. We can provide this support at a location to suit you, for example:

  • In one of our KU Starting Points locations
  • In your KU early childhood education service
  • In other mainstream education services including school
  • In community settings e.g. sporting groups and dance lessons
  • In your home

Contact us at KU.NDIS@ku.com.au to find out more.