Local Area Coordinators (LACs) are local organisations that help deliver the NDIS in the community, for people aged over seven.
This includes assisting NDIS participants to create, implement and review their support plans.
Pre-access, LACs can provide patients with general information about the NDIS, so they can make an informed choice about whether or not to apply for NDIS funding and supports.
LACs can then guide the patient through the process of making an access request. LACs can also help identify whether the supports the patient requires are best provided by the NDIS or other mainstream providers.
Early childhood partners are local organisations that deliver the early childhood approach , supporting children younger than seven with developmental delay or disability.
Early childhood partners are well established in communities and have experience in working with families to connect them with available support. If the child ids likely to meet the access requirements, the early childhood partner will assist the family to apply to the Scheme .
Refer all children younger than seven to an early childhood partner in the first instance.
If there is no early childhood partner in the area where the child lives, contact the NDIS by Phone on 1800 800 110.
See also Help for children younger than 7.
To direct a patient to a LAC or early childhood partner in your local area, please refer to the partner map for your state: