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At the heart of the Agency are our participants, always

Our first priority is to ensure each participant, no matter where located, lives the life they want today and into the future.

Meet five year old Reece Child from South Australia, who loves to hang from the monkey bars and jump on a trampoline like most boys his age.

When he was a baby, doctors initially diagnosed Reece with cerebral palsy, but later discovered he has his own unique syndrome consisting of, among other things, hypotonia (low muscle tone), which impacts his mobility, muscle strength and swallowing.

Today, not only does Reece not need a wheelchair; he can run, climb trees, kick a football, ride a balance bike and walk on a balance beam. He has tried pre-Auskick and his dad says he ‘absolutely nailed it’.

Reece’s parents say his astonishing progress is all thanks to early intervention through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and provider Novita.

A photo of five year old National Disability Insurance Scheme participant, Reece Child, posing with superhero Captain America. Reece is wearing denim shorts and a grey superhero t-shirt, he is crossing his arms and posing next to Captain America who is kneeling on the ground next to him. Captain America is wearing a blue face mask, and is holding a red and white shield with a white star in the centre.
A photo of five year old National Disability Insurance Scheme participant, Reece Child. Reece is wearing brown cargo pants and a blue long-sleeved shirt. He is climbing on play equipment and fencing can be seen in the background.