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Safety

MACA: The home of safe child transport

A ‘one stop’ evidence-informed resource for the safe transport of children with disabilities and medical conditions in motor vehicles.

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Submissions

Submission on Interventions for children on the autism spectrum

Our recommendations address funding models, supporting the needs of the child and the family, renewing focus on integrated policies and outcomes, specialist and mainstream services along with developing a skilled workforce.

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Submissions

Submission to inform a new Victorian State Disability Plan

We recommend a much stronger focus on children and their rights, connecting children with disabilities and state services, practically and at a policy level. And a specific focus on improving inclusive education in Victoria.

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Submissions

Response to NDIS Changes 2021 - Independent Assessments and Planning

Submission on Access and Eligibility Policy with independent assessments AND Planning Policy for Personalised Budgets and Plan Flexibility.

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Submissions

The ECEI Reset – Young children and families

Our response to the consultation on young children and their families highlighted the need for an NDIS which was more focused on early development and integrated with other children’s services.

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Cultural Initiatives

Working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Families

Noah’s Ark and Communities for Children Bendigo offer a free resource kit and video to support work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families.

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Submissions Inclusion

Response to Proposed New Guidelines for the Inclusion Support Program

The guidelines have proposed two new categories of children be supported, including children presenting with learning, language and speech delays and children who do not meet developmental targets under the Australian Early Development Census (AEDC).

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Submissions

Response to Inquiry into Early Childhood Engagement with CALD Communities

Noah’s Ark welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Legislative Assembly Legal and Social Issues Committee’s inquiry into early childhood engagement with CALD communities.

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Submissions

Response to the Discussion Paper on Improving the NDIS Experience

Noah’s Ark welcomes the opportunity to comment on the discussion paper ‘Improving the NDIS Experience: Establishing a Participant Service Guarantee and removing legislative red tape’.

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Submissions

Submission to the Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS

This submission is in three parts. Part 1 outlines the problems emerging from the adult-centric design of the NDIS. Part 2 directly responds to the questions raised by the JSC on the NDIS. Part 3 provides two case studies.

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Submissions

Second Submission to the NDIS Thin Markets Project

The focus of this submission is on specific issues related to the workforce for supporting young children and their families in the NDIS and the viability of providing a choice of service in rural areas without direct commissioning of services.

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Submissions

Submission to NDIA: Annual Price Review Consultation

Noah’s Ark welcomes the opportunity to provide comment to the NDIA regarding their annual review of pricing.

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Service Delivery

Early Childhood Intervention Family Exit Interview Report 2017

The purpose of the Family Exit Interviews is to identify strengths and opportunities for improvement in service and practice through exploration of the experience of families.

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Submissions

Submission to the Productivity Commission Inquiry into the NDIS Costs

Our second submission after the Productivity Commission released their Position Paper in June. We argue the importance of a holistic approach to early intervention that recognises the key role of families and identify the role of ECEI partners in assisting families to access the NDIS.

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Cultural Initiatives

Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) 2016-2017

Noah’s Ark is committed to building stronger relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, communities and organisations and to providing respectful, responsive and culturally relevant services.

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