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.
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.
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.