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Children with a disability

There are many services that support children and young people with a disability or special needs and their families. For detailed information visit the Ageing, Disability and Home Care website or contact your local information, referral and intake team.

If you are concerned about your child’s development, it is important to get help early. Different types of early childhood intervention services are available to support young children with a developmental delay or disability, up to six years of age.

Call the Early Childhood Intervention Infoline on 1300 1300 52 (also Parent Line).

The Early Childhood Intervention Infoline provides free information and advice as well as support and counselling for parents with young children who have a developmental delay, special needs, learning difficulties or disability. Calls will be answered by a team of qualified, experienced counsellors who can talk to you about:

  • how you are feeling and how you are coping with your family’s situation
  • where to go if you have questions about your child’s development
  • the implications of a diagnosis for you, your child and your family
  • how to help children learn new skills and manage their behaviour
  • what kind of services you are already linked in with and options for further support in your local area

You can also access more information at the Parent Line website.