Early Childhood Intervention Australia

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.

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  • Excellence Awards 2017 - Nominations Open 14th November 2016

    14th Nov 16

    ECIA NSW/ACT is committed to promoting and supporting the ECI sector and acknowledging the valuable role that ECI practitioners play in delivering outstanding practice and improving the lives of children with developmental delay and/or disability and their families. The Excellence Awards aim to honour and recognise the outstanding achievements of the ECI sector that have contributed to the improvement of the lives of children with developmental delay and/or disability and their families. Nominations Open 14th November 2016. Click here for more information or to nominate.

  • NSW/ACT Conference Registrations now open - REGISTER NOW! 

    5th Oct 16

      Registrations are now open for the NSW/ACT Conference ECI: Beyond Possibilities - Investing in the Future. Register now to receive the Early Bird discounted rate. The NSW/ACT Conference Call for Papers DEADLINE is also fast approaching. In order to build the best conference program, we are seeking papers for sessional workshops. Completed proposals are to be e-mailed to lforsyth@ecia-nsw.org.au before 23rd October 2016. For more information or to view or download the Abstract Submission Template to aid with your submission, click 'read more…

  • #ECIA2016 National Conference update

    14th Sep 16

    The ECIA 12th Biennial National Conference, 'Choices that matter: ECI in a new era', generated much discussion and debate, along with some frustration and tears. What was clear though, for those who did not manage to attend #ECIA2016, is that there is still a long journey ahead for the ECI sector as they move towards successful implementation of the #NDIS. In his closing remarks, Dr. Norman Swan, Master of Ceremonies, proclaimed "...let's make it work". This final comment seemed to resonate; and as the auditorium emptied, discussions continued. Click here…

  • ECIA toolkit for families, communities & ECI providers navigating NDIS

    13th Jul 16

    The Inclusion Hub is a new online tool to support Australian families, communities and practitioners with the resources they need to take control of their journey with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). With the NDIS now being rolled out across Australia, it's important that ECI providers, families and our communities know how to navigate it. ECIA's early childhood intervention experts have selected all the best available online tools and resources to assist families with children with a disability and/ or developmental delay better navigate the NDIS. The online space has been designed to…

  • Early Intervention Best Practice Guidelines now available

    24th Apr 16

    New National Guidelines for Best Practice in Early Childhood Intervention  are now available. The first standards of their kind in Australia, the guidelines equip health professionals and educators with the information they need to help any child fulfil their potential. Informed by national and international research, the guidelines provide evidenced-based recommendations to improve practices across Australia’s early childhood intervention services. Ultimately, the guidelines will make it easier for families and children to access consistent and equitable childhood disability services, wherever they are in Australia – from service providers large or small, in rural, remote or regional…

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