The committee will inquire into and report on the provision of services under the NDIS Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI), and AGPN has been asked to write a submission to the committee regarding those services.
The Committee aims to focus on:
a) the eligibility criteria for determining access to the ECEI pathway;
b) the service needs of NDIS participants receiving support under the ECEI pathway;
c) the timeframe in receiving services under the ECEI pathway;
d) the adequacy of funding for services under the ECEI pathway;
e) the costs associated with ECEI services, including costs in relation to initial diagnosis and testing for potential ECEI participants;
f) the evidence of the effectiveness of the ECEI Approach;
g) the robustness of the data required to identify and deliver services to participants under the ECEI;
h) the adequacy of information for potential ECEI participants and other stakeholders;
i) the accessibility of the ECEI Approach, including in rural and remote areas;
j) the principle of choice of ECEI providers;
k) the application of current research and innovation in the identification of conditions covered by the ECEI Approach, and in the delivery of ECEI services; and
l) any other related matters.
Submissions are due on the 10th of August 2017.