If your child has intellectual disability, access to early childhood intervention can make a big difference to your lives.
Children develop at fast rate in the first years of life and early intervention services can work with young children and their families to identify their needs and deliver the right kind of services and resources to meet those needs.
These services ad resources include a network of health professionals, with support ranging from therapeutic services such as occupational, speech and physical therapies to finding equipment and technologies to help you at home.
Although the main reason for early childhood intervention is to maximise a child’s capacity for development, there can be additional benefits for the family, including:
- Access to emotional supports, including counselling and parent groups
- Information about your child’s disability and the services and support available to help you make informed decisions
- Support with home care, travel and community access
- Help accessing services and weighing up funding options