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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  • 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…

  • ECI National Guidelines Project – Expert Advisory Group

    27th Apr 15

    A national Expert Advisory Group has now been formed to assist with the development of national guidelines. This Group was appointed through an Expression of Interest. The Expert Advisory Group brings together a collection of individuals with expert knowledge and skills within the field of Early Childhood Intervention that complement the knowledge and skills of the National Guidelines Project Team. Group Coordinator Dree Ballardin: Dree works for Early Childhood Intervention Australia and is the Project Lead for the National Guidelines Project. Click here to read the full list of Expert Advisory Group members.

  • 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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  • Using F words in Early Childhood Intervention

    Tuesday 22nd September, 2015

    Register here!!

    Please join us to celebrate! 5.30pm - 7.00pm

    City West Lotteries House - Delhi Street West Perth

    The 2015 Excellence in Early Childhood Intervention Award recipients and nominees

    A presentation from ECIA (WA) Patron, Dr John Wray on “More ‘F’ Words”. A twist on Dr. Rosenbaum and Dr. Gorter (2012) paper titled: "The 'F-words' in Childhood Disability: I swear this is how we should think!"

    The launch of “Starting Out” – an electronic, local resource for parents of young children with developmental delay or disability

    The launch of the Parent Videos Project - a series of short videos on the personal stories of WA parents on raising a child with disability

    Light refreshments will be available

    Thank you for supporting Early Childhood Intervention in Western Australia

  • 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 and afternoon tea will be provided.

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

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