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.
Do you know a family member, a professional, a team or an organisation who should be nominated for these Awards? We need your help to identify them. Please complete a nomination form today! Early Childhood Intervention Australia, WA/NT Alliance, is excited to announce the 2015 ECIA Excellence in Early Childhood Intervention Awards. Nominations are open from now until 4th September, 2015. Please visit the following link to complete a nomination: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2015ECIAWAExcellenceinEarlyChildhoodInterventionAwards SAVE THE DATE! The award winners will be announced at our Early…
Message from ECIA National President On behalf of ECIA’s National Council, I am excited to announce that we have appointed Jason Henham as our first national Interim Executive Officer (EO), effective August 3, 2015. This is ECIA’s first national staff appointment and reflects the National Council’s commitment to continuously improving support for its members, ECIA state chapters and the community, in promoting the interests of young children with disability and developmental delay, and their families. Jason comes to ECIA with extensive management and advisory experience in the not-for-profit sector, particularly…
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.
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 2015 Excellence in Early Childhood Intervention Award recipients and nominees
A presentation from ECIA (WA) Patron, Dr John Wray on “More ‘F’ Words”. A twist on Dr. Rosenbaum and Dr. Gorter (2012) paper titled: "The 'F-words' in Childhood Disability: I swear this is how we should think!"
The launch of “Starting Out” – an electronic, local resource for parents of young children with developmental delay or disability
The launch of the Parent Videos Project - a series of short videos on the personal stories of WA parents on raising a child with disability
Light refreshments will be available
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