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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  • Webinar: NDIS Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) servic

    2nd Nov 15

    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.

  • ECIA 12th Biennial National Conference: Call for Abstracts now open

    19th Oct 15

    The Early Childhood Intervention Australia Conference is a national conference attended by professionals, working within the field of early childhood intervention or within early childhood education, academics, business change leaders, policy makers and parents of children with developmental delays and disabilities. The Organising Committee for ECIA 2016 invites submission of abstracts to be considered for inclusion in the Conference Program. The conference theme is Choices that matter: ECI in a new era. Abstracts relating to the sub-themes outlined below are invited from members of any state chapter of Early Childhood Intervention Australia‚Ķ

  • ECIA National response to NDIS Act review

    9th Oct 15

    ECIA has submitted a response to the review of the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013, being undertaken by EY on behalf of the Department of Social Services. The submission focuses on the following areas: - Convention on the Rights of the Child - Principles relating to plans - Early Childhood Intervention Eligibility - Developmental Delay - Residency requirements - Principles relating to the participation of people with disability - Governance arrangements The full submission can be downloaded here.

  • Victoria and NSW NDIS Rollout Plan Announced

    21st Sep 15

    The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will be rolled out across Victoria and NSW as scheduled, from 1 July 2016, with remaining areas of those states transitioning over the following three years. It is expected that all areas of Victoria and NSW will covered by the NDIS by 30 June 2019.  NDIA has released a Stakeholder Pack for Victoria and NSW 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.

  • National Executive Officer appointed

    4th Aug 15

    Message from ECIA National President On behalf of ECIA’s National Council, I am excited to announce that we have appointed Jason Henham as our first national Interim Executive Officer (EO), effective August 3, 2015. This is  ECIA’s first national staff appointment and reflects the National Council’s commitment to continuously improving support for its members, ECIA state chapters and the community, in promoting the interests of young children with disability and developmental delay, and their families. Jason comes to ECIA with extensive management and advisory experience in the not-for-profit sector, particularly‚Ķ

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  • An Evidence-Based Approach to Working in Early Childhood Intervention

    Friday 30th October, 2015

    “An Evidence Based Approach to Working in Early Childhood Intervention”

    Friday 30th October, 2015 8.30am - 4.00pm
    13th Floor, Mitchell Centre, Beare Room, 55-59 Mitchell Street Darwin

    Please note: If you want to register at member prices, please join ECIA WA/NT Alliance here. This needs to be done prior to registering for the event.

    This workshop is relevant to staff working with children with disability or delay, up to 8 years of age

    It will focus on the Theory and Practice of ‘Early Childhood Intervention’ including:

    - Family-Centred Practice

    - Learning in Context

    - Authentic Assessment

    - Building Family Capacity Using Coaching

    - Collaborative Teamwork and Key Worker Models of Service Delivery

    Speaker: Ms Denise Luscombe, Consultant Physiotherapist at Disability Services Commission (WA) and National President of Early Childhood Intervention, Australia

    Please note: If you want to register at member prices, please join ECIA WA/NT Alliance here. This needs to be done prior to registering for the event.

    Cost: Face to face: Member $95 / Non-member $170
    Online: Member $55 / Non-member $130

    Morning tea and lunch will be provided.

    For further information, please email Erica Miles at erica.miles@nt.gov.au

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