Early Childhood Intervention Australia

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.

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  • EOI for ECIA’s National Guidelines Project Steering Committee

    23rd Mar 15

    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). Two project officers have been appointed by ECIA and Expressions of Interest are invited from professionals to form a four (4) member Steering Committee. The purpose of the committee is to support the National Guidelines Project. The Steering Committee role includes: Advocating for the project Addressing any issues which has major implications for the project Assisting with identifying and monitoring risks…

  • EOI for ECIA’s National Guidelines Project Expert Advisory Committee

    23rd Mar 15

    Expression of Interest for ECIA’s National Guidelines Project Expert Advisory Committee 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). Two Project Officers have been appointed by ECIA and Expressions of Interest are invited from key stakeholders in the Early Childhood Intervention field  to form an Expert Advisory Committee. The purpose of the committee is to provide technical advice to the Project Team and to…

  • National Guidelines Project Announced

    17th Mar 15

    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…

  • Conference highlights role of families

    27th Sep 14

    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.

  • ECIA governance structure discussion paper

    21st Sep 14

    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.  

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