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Support for early years Explore your child's potential

The early years of a child’s life are full of change, possibility and potential. Children learn by exploring and playing with others. Children who have low vision or blindness are no different, but need to develop alternative or additional ways of interacting with their environment.

Making friends, transitioning into kindergarten and primary school, moving independently with confidence, learning how to use technology — whatever milestones your child needs to achieve to feel happy and confident in the world, our children’s team are here for you and your family.

Achieve real outcomes Skills for growth and development

  • By engaging in Mobility Training, your child will learn to confidently explore home, school and outdoor environments.
  • Through learning Communication Techniques, children can better interact with friends, family, teachers and staff at kinder.
  • With the support of Occupational Therapists, your child will improve confidence and independent thinking skills.
  • Mobility Specialists encourage your child to identify a range of personal goals, before working to achieve them through an individual training program.
  • In Orientation & Mobility training, children learn to play safely by moving more self-assuredly and developing techniques for increased awareness of the world.
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Funding Get financial support

Your child may be able to access financial assistance for support programs through ‘Better Start’ or The National Disability Insurance Scheme. A funding initiative of the Australian Federal Government, Better Start supports children who require early intervention services from expert health professionals, from the age of birth to seven years.

Your child may also be eligible for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Whether your child is eligible or not, be assured that we will always provide support regardless of your financial situation.

Learn more about your child’s funding options

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Free planning for the NDIS Support Coordinators

Support coordinators offer a free pre-planning service for anyone considering the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). With a support coordinator, you can easily understand your eligibility, cut through the jargon, and get your plan together. Support coordinators work with you to set clear goals, define your needs, and reach the outcomes that enable you to live the life you want. The pre-planning service provided by support coordinators is also available if you are coming up to plan renewal.

Find out about support coordinators

Referrals Request a service

We welcome referrals from parents, family members, and a wide range of health professionals. For more information on accessing early years support, children’s Orientation & Mobility training, or Occupational Therapist support, make an enquiry with the Children’s Mobility Service now. 

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