Early Years

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The early years are an important time for children with Down syndrome.  There is substantial research supporting the benefits of early intervention for children with Down syndrome. The ECEI funding as part of NDIS can support you to fund early intervention supports, plus our Early Years Support Services Officer can assist you in all areas including;

  • Early childhood development stages for children with Down Syndrome
  • Toileting
  • Behaviour 
  • Communication strategies – visual aides and sign language
  • Dual diagnosis
  • Feeding concerns
  • Transitioning to Early education, school and high school settings
  • Vision statements
  • Raising expectations for your child
  • Sibling and wider family support, including grief and adjustment
  • Friendships
  • School advocacy
  • Developing informal support networks and social skills

For further information and support please contact our Early years Support Services Officer on (07) 3356 6655 or send an email at early_years@downsyndromeqld.org.au

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