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Early Intervention Services - VIC

Depending on where you live and your child’s hearing loss, your child may be eligible for Australian Government funding through the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
The first stage of the NDIS began at a number of trial sites in July 2013. The NDIS is available in Victoria. 

The National Disability insurance Agency (NDIA) has developed a pathway for children who are deaf or hard of hearing to access the National Disability insurance Scheme with minimal delay following the diagnosis of hearing loss in a child aged 0-6 years. (For more information: NDIS Pathway Hearing Stream 0-6 years

The information provided in the table below lists the government services and non-government organisations who provide early intervention services for children with hearing loss and their families in Victoria.


DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT 
Contact details

Early Childhood Intervention Services
Call 1800 783 783 and ask for Specialist Children's Services in your region

Barwon South Western Region
Phone: 1800 354 605

Grampians Region
Phone: 03 5330 8608 or 03 5330 8613 

Loddon-Mallee Region 
Phone: 1300 363 514 

Eastern Metropolitan Region 
Phone: 1300 662 655 

Northern Metropolitan Region 
Phone: 03 9304 0775 

Southern Metropolitan Region 
Phone: 1300 720 151 

Western Metropolitan Region 
Phone: 03 9275 7500 

Hume Region 
Phone: 1800 627 391 

Gippsland Region 
Phone: 1800 33 60 10 

Services provided ECIS provide a range of specialist services for children with disabilities and their families 
Services depend on the needs of the child and family
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AURORA SCHOOL
Contact details 96 Holland Road South
Blackburn South VIC 3130
Phone: 03 8878 9878
Website: http://www.auroraschool.vic.edu.au
Services provided Centre-based and community-based services
Individualised program
Early learning groups - play groups
Language Enrichment Group - three year old Bilingual Kindergarten.
Parent support and education
Communication options Bilingual program - children are encouraged to acquire early communication and language skills by being exposed to both spoken and signed languages. The development of listening skills is encouraged so that all children can make the best use of their residual hearing.
Location of services Early intervention programs are available to families living anywhere in Victoria
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NEXTSENSE (formerly RIDBC)
Contact details

Early Learning Program
361-365 North Rocks Road
North Rocks NSW 2151

Postal address: Private Bag 29
Parramatta NSW 2124
Phone: 1300 581 391
Email: hello@nextsense.org.au
Website: https://www.nextsense.org.au/

Services provided

Centre-based
Home visits throughout Sydney
Individual therapy sessions
Early learning groups
Preschool support
Parent education

Communication options

Auditory-verbal
Auditory-oral
Auslan
Alternative communication

Location of services

Blackburn
Taralye
37 Blackburn Rd
Blackburn VIC 3130 
Phone: 1300 581 391

BRIGHTON EAST
Early Education Program for Hearing Impaired Children
2 Francis Street 
Brighton East VIC 3187 
Phone: 1300 581 391

MOONEE PONDS
Taralye
5 Chester St
Moonee Ponds VIC 3039
Phone: 1300 581 391

REMOTE SERVICES (Australia-wide)
Phone: 1300 581 391

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16-Jun-2021 3:09 PM (AEST)