Early Childhood Intervention Australia

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.

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  • Carl Dunst in WA 2014

    19th Apr 14

    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.

  • ACTCommittee meeting 28 January

    31st Mar 14

    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. 

  • Notification of potential changes to ECIA operations

    9th Mar 14

    As a member or supporter of ECIA we would like to inform you of some potential 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 contact person for NDIS

    1st Jan 14

    Lauren Matthews is the Executive Officer of Early Childhood Intervention Australia (Victorian Chapter) and has been leading the work on behalf of ECIA at a National level around the National Disability Insurance Scheme.   This has included the development of submission and consultation discussion paper responses and working with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) nationally to develop the funding model for ECI. Lauren works intensively with providers in the Victorian launch site and provides support to all of the launch sites across the country through her work with ECIA State Chapters. Lauren continues to work intensively with the…

  • SA News Item 2

    29th Dec 13

    Parents with disability in the family law system: Barbara Carter, former Manager of Guardianship and Advocacy at the Office of the Public Advocate (OPA) Victoria, is preparing a report on the disadvantage and discrimination that parents with disability face in the family law system and the changes in legislation and practice needed to bring family law into line with the UN Conventions on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Rights of the Child. She seeks Australian case studies of disadvantages and discrimination faced by parents with a disability within the family law system. You can contact Barbara Carter…

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