Early Childhood Intervention Australia

ECIA is the peak body for early childhood intervention in Australia, representing professionals and organisations that provide services for young children with disability and developmental delays and their families.

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Latest News

  • Early intervention best practice guidelines now available

    19th Apr 16

    For the first time, professionals working in Australia's childhood disability services sector can access new National Guidelines for Best Practice in Early Childhood Intervention. The guidelines will equip health professionals and educators to provide the most effective support for any individual childs needs. Developed by the ECIA, in close consultation with government and practitioners, they are the first standards of their kind in Australia. ECI practitioners can use these guidelines as a framework for excellence in service delivery, and to help prepare for the NDIS rollout. Read more or download the guidelines.    …

  • NEXT ECIA SA Chapter Meeting

    10th Apr 16
  • ECIA media release: NDIA national framework for an approach to ECEI

    26th Feb 16

    The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has released its national framework for an approach to Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) on 26 February 2016. This will provide a single nationally consistent approach to Early Childhood Intervention. ECIA has been directly involved with the NDIA in co-designing the key elements that are critical factors for positive outcomes for young children with developmental delay or disability. Read the ECIA media release, along with the NDIS ECEI approach and the NDIA media release, under the NDIS section of the ECIA website.

  • South Australia NDIS Rollout Announced

    11th Dec 15

    The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will be rolled out across South Australia as scheduled. Children aged 0 - 14 will continue transitioning to the NDIS from 1 February 2016, with remaining age groups transitioning by 30 June 2018. NDIA has released a Stakeholder Pack for South Australia which includes information and resources on the rollout of the scheme. Read the full ECIA media release under the NDIS section of the ECIA website.

  • Webinar: NDIS Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) servic

    2nd Nov 15

    ECIA completed a submission to the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) on 30th October 2015, on ILC services under the NDIS. This was based on responses from the ECI sector gathered through a survey and webinar. You can view the webinar recording under the NDIS Information section of the ECIA website.

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  • Education Options For My Child - Beeliar

    28 June 2016
    • These forums are for parents and carers who have a child with developmental delay or disability.
    • There will be a focus on children who will be attending Kindy, Pre-primary or Year 1 in the near future.
    • The forum will provide an overview of all the education options to assist you in making an informed decision about the educational opportunities for your child.

    Presenters include representatives from:

    Department of Education, Catholic Education Office of WA, Association of Independent Schools of WA, Home Based Learning Network, Local Area Coordination—Disability Services Commission, Equal Opportunity Commission.

    Representatives from Disability Services Commission funded school age therapy providers will also be available to talk to.


    Thursday 14th July, 2016

    National Disability Insurance Scheme ECI Update

    ECIA WA/NT Alliance is pleased to host this forum for WA ECI professionals and service providers. The forum will provide up-to-date information about the NDIA and WA NDIS programs, specifically focusing on the early childhood intervention age group.

    Participants will be provided with up-to-date information on the two schemes, including the NDIA ECEI Framework and its practical application in the Nepean Blue Mountains, as well as have the opportunity to ask questions of a panel of speakers.

    Date: Thursday 14th July, 2016

    Time: 5.30pm - 8.30pm (starting at 5.45pm sharp)

    Venue: National Disability Services, 12 Lindsay Street, Perth

    ​Cost: $5 for ECIA WA/NT members, $15.00 for non-members

    Tea/Coffee and biscuits will be provided

    Please note there are limited spaces available due to venue size so we advise booking early to avoid missing out


    Peter DeNatris, NDIA Strategic Advisor, Scheme Transition, ECEI Framework

    Kerry Stopher: Director Engagement, Perth Hills Trial Site, NDIA

    Simone Spencer: DSC Policy and Planning, WA NDIS

    Margie O'Tarpey: National Chief Executive ECIA

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