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4.5 Partners in the Community
Our PiTC are experienced and qualified organisations with strong local knowledge and understanding of the needs of people with disability. They work with the Agency to deliver LAC and Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) services to Australians with disability. They are often the first points of contact for participants, making them the face of the Scheme in many communities. The program currently has 27 partner organisations operating in all Australian states and territories, having reached full national coverage in mid–2019. As part of the program, the Agency works with suitably experienced and qualified partner organisations to deliver LAC and ECEI services to Australians with disability.
LAC partners help eligible participants navigate the Scheme and connect with community and other government services. They also provide support in planning and pre–planning activities and work with communities to improve accessibility and inclusion of people with disability.
ECEI Partners support children aged 0 to 6 years with a developmental delay or disability (and their families/carers) to develop the skills they need to participate in daily activities and achieve the best possible outcomes throughout their life.