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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  • 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.

  • ECIA 12th Biennial National Conference: Call for Abstracts now open

    19th Oct 15

    The Early Childhood Intervention Australia Conference is a national conference attended by professionals, working within the field of early childhood intervention or within early childhood education, academics, business change leaders, policy makers and parents of children with developmental delays and disabilities. The Organising Committee for ECIA 2016 invites submission of abstracts to be considered for inclusion in the Conference Program. The conference theme is Choices that matter: ECI in a new era. Abstracts relating to the sub-themes outlined below are invited from members of any state chapter of Early Childhood Intervention Australia‚Ķ

  • ECIA National response to NDIS Act review

    9th Oct 15

    ECIA has submitted a response to the review of the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013, being undertaken by EY on behalf of the Department of Social Services. The submission focuses on the following areas: - Convention on the Rights of the Child - Principles relating to plans - Early Childhood Intervention Eligibility - Developmental Delay - Residency requirements - Principles relating to the participation of people with disability - Governance arrangements The full submission can be downloaded here.

  • Victoria and NSW NDIS Rollout Plan Announced

    21st Sep 15

    The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will be rolled out across Victoria and NSW as scheduled, from 1 July 2016, with remaining areas of those states transitioning over the following three years. It is expected that all areas of Victoria and NSW will covered by the NDIS by 30 June 2019.  NDIA has released a Stakeholder Pack for Victoria and NSW 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.

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  • Building Family Capacity through Coaching

    12th February, 2016

    Building Family Capacity through Coaching

    Date: Friday 12th February, 2016

    Venue: Rydges Darwin Airport Resort & Hotel

    1 & 2 Sir Norman Brearley Drive, Marrara, NT

    ‚ÄčTarget audience

    All professionals who work with families and children: To coach parents in actively achieving their desired goals for their child and family

    For more information click here


    ECIA Members: $200 (GST inc)

    Non Members: $275 (GST inc)

    Any queries, please email erica.miles@nt.gov.au

  • 'I Gotta Go' Toileting Workshop

    Saturday 13th February 2016

    'I Gotta Go' Toileting Workshop

    Organised by ECIA WA/NT

    Date: Saturday 13 February 2016

    Time: 9am – 12pm

    Venue: Darwin Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory


    Cost: $25 per person or family of 2, includes morning tea

    A small number of sponsored positions are available for families experiencing financial hardship. Contact: erica.miles@nt.gov.au

    I Gotta Go workshop is aimed at adults supporting early childhood children with a disability to develop continence including parents, school and childcare teachers and educators.

    Learning Objectives

    As a result of the information presented in the workshop and accompanying fact sheets, participants will be able to:

    × Assist young children with disabilities achieve maximum independence in continence

    × Establish toileting routines that promote health, wellbeing and dignity for children and reduce stress for carers

    × Prevent the development of aberrant toileting behaviours which interfere with health, development and positive participation in family, educational, community and social experiences.

    Presenters include:

    Carpentaria Disability Services

    Children’s Development Team

    OT for Kids NT

    Student Support


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