ECIA is the peak body for early childhood intervention in Australia. ECIA's work provides a national focus and forum, assisting children with developmental delays and disabilities, their families and the networks that support them.
On 12 May 2015, Early Childhood Intervention Australia (ECIA) commenced a series of consultation workshops across Australia. The overarching aim of this consultation is to give stakeholders an opportunity to contribute to the development of National Guidelines for Early Childhood Intervention practice for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). In particular, this consultation process aims to inform the following: v Identify principles of best practice in Early Childhood Intervention. v Review current Early Childhood Intervention practices across states and territories. v Identify environmental/local factors that may impact upon Early Childhood Intervention practices. v Recommend…
A national Expert Advisory Group has now been formed to assist with the development of national guidelines. This Group was appointed through an Expression of Interest. The Expert Advisory Group brings together a collection of individuals with expert knowledge and skills within the field of Early Childhood Intervention that complement the knowledge and skills of the National Guidelines Project Team. Group Coordinator Dree Ballardin: Dree works for Early Childhood Intervention Australia and is the Project Lead for the National Guidelines Project. Click here to read the full list of Expert Advisory Group members.
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has asked ECIA to provide recommendations for a set of national guidelines for minimum standards in Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) service delivery for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The NDIS is new to disability service provision in Australia and provides a set of agreements which ensures that there is a single consistent scheme for the provision of disability support services across all Australian states and territories. It provides funding directly to individuals who are able to choose their own services and purchase directly to…
A common theme delivered by international keynote speakers such as Barry Carpenter, Mark Innocenti and Manfred Pretis at the 11th Biennial Early Childhood Intervention Australia Conference in Brisbane in August 2014 was the critical role of families in the lives of young children with developmental delay and/or disability. Find here the statement developed and agreed upon by delegates at the conclusion of the conference.
As a member or supporter of ECIA we would like to inform you of current discussions being undertaken in relation to reforms to our organisation’s operations and invite your comment on any aspect you think may have an impact on how ECIA serves children with a disability or developmental delay and their families, or the professionals who support them and make up the ECI sector.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is new to disability service provision in Australia and provides funding directly to individuals who are able to choose their own services and purchase directly to providers.
As a national scheme the NDIS requires guidelines that may be consistently applied in all States and Territories. The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) have asked Early Childhood Intervention Australia to develop recommendations for these guidelines through national consultation with key stakeholders and based on best practice evidence in early childhood intervention service delivery.
National workshops will be conducted throughout May and June. Register now to ensure you do not miss out on the opportunity to participate.