Access for all abilities
Families of a child with a disability or developmental delay can access support for their child to develop skills and transition into structured education and care.
All children benefit from participating in their community and having opportunities, choices and new experiences.
By engaging your child in activities and opportunities in the community and providing learning opportunities at home, you are supporting your child’s learning, independence and ability to adapt to new environments.
You can access support for:
- information and planning
- advice on your child’s developmental needs
- multidisciplinary therapy to support your child’s development (and help them reach developmental milestones)
- referrals to other specialists and mainstream services
- support with transitioning to kindy or school
- linking with support groups and services
Find out more about other support services to assist successful transitions to child care, kindy and school here
The National Disability Insurance Scheme
Children aged 0 to 6 years who are diagnosed with a disability or who are experiencing development delay may be eligible for support through the NDIS early childhood early intervention.
Early childhood partners coordinate these supports for children and families to build their skills for daily living.
Getting out and about
Join in the fun of outdoor play. All Abilities Playgrounds allow children with disability to learn, grow and develop during play with their peers. Each playground is designed with community input.
The Autism Hub works with parents, educators and stakeholders to ensure support for students on the Autism Spectrum is streamlined and responsive to individual needs.
From making babbling sounds to wiggling toes, taking note of development progress as your child grows means you can ensure they have the support they need.
In Queensland, children with significant educational support needs can access support through early childhood development programs and services.