Networking pathways of early childhood supports

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Intereach has provided a valuable insight for the Griffith Aboriginal Medical Service into early childhood programs supported by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). 

Intereach Early Childhood Coordinators, Rosanne Bisetto, Deborah Fattore and Chontelle Egan delivered an information session on the Early Childhood Approach, to the Griffith Aboriginal Medical Centre (GAMS) clinical team of General Practitioners, Allied Health professionals and dentist, Child and Mental Health staff and Practice Nurses.   

Intereach is an Early Childhood NDIS partner delivering programs and supports  to assist children younger than aged seven who may have developmental delay or disability, and their families/carers.  

The session covered areas such as eligibility, early supports and the general Early Childhood Approach.  The approach supports best practice in early childhood intervention and supports greater inclusion in community and every day settings, meaning a child will be provided with opportunities to grow and learn. The approach supports children and their families in developing the skills they need to participate in daily activities and achieve the best possible outcomes throughout their lives. 

Intereach Chief Executive Officer Yvette Buhagiar thanked the Griffith AMS for the opportunity to provide information in this important area, and to further strengthen the collaborative relationship between the two organisations. 

“I would also like to thank our Griffith team members for their support and participation in this session,” Ms Buhagiar said. 

A future session involving GAMS and Intereach Local Area Coordinators is being planned for October. 

Intereach has 17 offices across southern NSW, north/central Victoria and the Mallee. It supports children and families, older people, people living with disability, mental health and carers.  If you, or someone you know, needs support you can contact the team at Intereach on the toll-free number 1300 488 226, or go to