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NDIS Consultation Paper: Interventions for children on the autism spectrum – Request for member feedback

NDIS Consultation Paper: Interventions for children on the autism spectrum – Request for member feedback

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is looking to reset the current NDIS Early Childhood Early Intervention approach to improve the different ways young children and their families are supported. Currently, the NDIA is conducting a consultation on appropriate evidence based, early intervention supports for children aged below 13 years to assist in the development of clearer advice and guidance on NDIS funding of early childhood intervention services and supports for children on the autism spectrum.

The NDIA has commissioned the Autism Cooperative Research Centre to analyse existing research evidence for non-pharmacological interventions for children on the autism spectrum under 13 years. The research evidence has been used to inform the development of a funding framework for reasonable and necessary early childhood intervention supports for this participant group.

The purpose of the consultation is to seek input from consumers and health practitioners on the proposed funding framework for autism early intervention based upon the research evidence.

The consultation paper can be viewed here. The NDIA is seeking input on specific consultation questions outlined in the consultation paper (pages 34-35).

Audiology Australia will be providing a submission to the NDIA highlighting the role of the audiology profession in the provision of evidence-based intervention services and supports for children on the autism spectrum with hearing or auditory processing needs.

Interested members are welcome to contribute to Audiology Australia’s submission by providing any feedback and comments to feiya.zhang@audiology.asn.au by 5pm, Monday 3 May 2021.

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