ECIA is the peak body for early childhood intervention in Australia, representing professionals and organisations that provide services for young children with disability and developmental delays and their families.
For the first time, professionals working in Australia's childhood disability services sector can access new National Guidelines for Best Practice in Early Childhood Intervention. The guidelines will equip health professionals and educators to provide the most effective support for any individual childs needs. Developed by the ECIA, in close consultation with government and practitioners, they are the first standards of their kind in Australia. ECI practitioners can use these guidelines as a framework for excellence in service delivery, and to help prepare for the NDIS rollout. Read more or download the guidelines.  …
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has released its national framework for an approach to Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) on 26 February 2016. This will provide a single nationally consistent approach to Early Childhood Intervention. ECIA has been directly involved with the NDIA in co-designing the key elements that are critical factors for positive outcomes for young children with developmental delay or disability. Read the ECIA media release, along with the NDIS ECEI approach and the NDIA media release, under the NDIS section of the ECIA website.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will be rolled out across South Australia as scheduled. Children aged 0 - 14 will continue transitioning to the NDIS from 1 February 2016, with remaining age groups transitioning by 30 June 2018. NDIA has released a Stakeholder Pack for South Australia which includes information and resources on the rollout of the scheme. Read the full ECIA media release under the NDIS section of the ECIA website.
ECIA completed a submission to the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) on 30th October 2015, on ILC services under the NDIS. This was based on responses from the ECI sector gathered through a survey and webinar. You can view the webinar recording under the NDIS Information section of the ECIA website.
Presenters include representatives from:
Department of Education, Catholic Education Office of WA, Association of Independent Schools of WA, Home Based Learning Network, Local Area Coordination—Disability Services Commission, Equal Opportunity Commission.
Representatives from Disability Services Commission funded school age therapy providers will also be available to talk to.
ECIA WA/NT Alliance is pleased to host this forum for WA ECI professionals and service providers. The forum will provide up-to-date information about the NDIA and WA NDIS programs, specifically focusing on the early childhood intervention age group.
Participants will be provided with up-to-date information on the two schemes, including the NDIA ECEI Framework and its practical application in the Nepean Blue Mountains, as well as have the opportunity to ask questions of a panel of speakers.
Tea/Coffee and biscuits will be provided