The National Inclusion Support Subsidy Provider (NISSP)

KU Children’s Services in partnership with Include Me is the National Inclusion Support Subsidy Provider (NISSP) and is responsible for the national administration of the Inclusion Support Subsidy (ISS).

This website provides easy access for ISFs, services and families to information about the Inclusion Support Subsidy. Services can access information on how to use, apply and claim ISS, as well, as further information about the Inclusion and Professional Support Program (IPSP).
 
For ISFs, there is a section dedicated to assisting ISFs with supporting services with the development and implementation of the Inclusion Improvement Plan (IIP) and applying for ISS, as well as access to the National ISF Hub.
 
The links provided on the top right hand side of each page allow ISFs and services to access the Inclusion Support (IS) Portal. Use the contacts page to ask the NISSP ISS related questions, or assist you to access the information you require.

ISS supports eligible child care services to include children with ongoing high support needs in care environments with typically developing peers. The ISS is available to eligible child care services through the Inclusion and Professional Support Program (IPSP). The Inclusion Support element of this program aims to remove the barriers to access for children with additional needs through the provision of inclusion support. This is achieved through the assistance provided by Inclusion Support Agencies (ISAs), and access to the ISS and Flexible Support Funding (FSF). ISS assists services to build their capacity to include children with ongoing high support needs, including those with a disability. The NISSP is responsible for the assessment and approval of ISS applications.

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Apply for ISS

Eligible child care and early learning services supporting the inclusion of children with ongoing high support needs in care environments with their typically developing peers may be eligible for Inclusion Support Subsidy (ISS). Inclusion Support Agencies (ISAs) assist eligible child care and early learning services to apply for ISS.  Information and resources have been developed by the Department of Education and Training and the National ISS Provider (NISSP) to support services with the application process.  

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Transition to the new Inclusion Support Programme (ISP)

The new Inclusion Support Programme (ISP) will commence on 1 July 2016. This programme will support early childhood and child care services to build their capacity to include children with additional needs in their service, alongside typically developing peers.
The Inclusion and Professional Support Program will continue to provide support to eligible child care and early learning services until 30 June 2016.

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The National ISF Hub

The National ISF Hub has been created for Inclusion Support Facilitators by the National Inclusion Support Agency Alliance (ISAA).This Hub provides ISF with the opportunity to explore and share in a range of resources, professional development opportunities and discussion groups. There is the facility to access various additional supports and up to date information relevant to your role.

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