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.
ECIA NSW 's new Transition to School Resource is a web-based resource which aims to help children with disabilities and their families make the transition to school as smooth and positive as possible. www.transitiontoschoolresource.org.au The Resource which contains sections for families, services (ECI and ECEC), schools and the broader community focuses on developing positive collaborative relationships between all those involved in the transition process. While some information is NSW specific, there is much in the resource that would help children with disabilities and their families…
ECIA (WA) were very pleased to host Professor Carl Dunst in Perth in March 2014. As well as completing three workshops, Carl was also able to have some downtime with a committee dinner and lunch at Duckstein Brewery.
The first ACT Committee meeting will be held on Tuesday 28 January at 7.30 at the SHOUT office in Pearse. This meeting will be a planning meeting to map out professional development workshops for the year so all committee members are encouraged to attend.
As a member or supporter of ECIA we would like to inform you of some potential 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.
Lauren Matthews is the Executive Officer of Early Childhood Intervention Australia (Victorian Chapter) and has been leading the work on behalf of ECIA at a National level around the National Disability Insurance Scheme. This has included the development of submission and consultation discussion paper responses and working with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) nationally to develop the funding model for ECI. Lauren works intensively with providers in the Victorian launch site and provides support to all of the launch sites across the country through her work with ECIA State Chapters. Lauren continues to work intensively with the…
ECIA is pleased to announce that Dr Winnie Dunn will be visiting Australia to complete a National Tour in January/February 2015. The focus of Winnie's workshops will be the practical application of knowledge about a child's sensory preferences, and how Early Childhood Intervention professionals can work with families and Early Childhood Educators (and others) to incorporate appropriate and evidence-based strategies into a child's every day life (contextual application), building on evidence-based practices such as family centred practice, use of strengths and interest-based learning and everyday activities.