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Western Australian children with a developmental delay or disability will benefit from an investment of more than $25 million to deliver front line Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) services under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Minister for Families and Social Services Paul Fletcher, and Assistant Minister for Social Services, Housing and Disability Services, Sarah Henderson, have today announced Wanslea Family Services as the first NDIS Partner in the Community to deliver ECEI services in Western Australia.

Mr Fletcher said Wanslea will support the implementation of the NDIS for children aged 0-6 years at a local community level.

“The appointment of Wanslea is another important milestone for families as we continue to roll out the nationally-delivered NDIS in WA,” Mr Fletcher said.

“Wanslea is a well-known and respected Western Australian organisation, founded more than 70 years ago, when they first began supporting WA families experiencing the hardships of World War II.

“Families and children are at the heart of Wanslea. Through their established connections with the community, Wanslea is expected to help Western Australian children with developmental delay or disability to achieve better long-term outcomes.

“Through this $25 million investment, the Liberal-National Government is fully funding thousands of children and families to access the services and supports they need, supporting them at the earliest opportunity to develop the skills they need to take part in daily activities.

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