In late 2016, Early Childhood Intervention Australia (now ReImagine Australia) and the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) appointed HOI to identify, scope and map existing and potential early childhood and early intervention services available to work with children with developmental delay and disability and their families and carers in South Australia following full NDIS transition.
The service mapping project achieved the following:
- Documentation and mapping of early childhood intervention services available to work with children and families in South Australia.
- Documentation of existing collaborative practices for early childhood and disability service provisions in regional, remote and rural areas and identification of agencies that provide wrap-around disability and community services.
- Identification of opportunities to build on existing knowledge and experience in early childhood intervention services in regional, rural and remote communities.
In addition, the project provided an improved understanding of the collaborative relationships with the local area coordinators (LACs), specialists, allied health, commonwealth and state-government, disability organisations, education and Aboriginal organisations when implementing the ECEI Approach and NDIA access to planning.