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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  • NDIS - Why ECI is important - ECIA National Conference 2016

    15th Sep 16

    Early Childhood Early Intervention is an incredibly important part of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Go to the NDIS Facebook page and watch the most recent video at https://www.facebook.com/NDISAus/ -  that has some great coverage by the NDIA of the recent ECIA National Conference 2016 #ECIA2016.

  • #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…

  • NSW/ACT Conference 2017

    11th Sep 16

      NSW/ACT Conference 27th ECIA NSW/ACT CONFERENCE Early Childhood Intervention Australia NSW/ACT 2017 Conference has as its theme ‘ECI: Beyond Possibilities: Investing in the Future’. This provides an exciting opportunity for service providers and professionals interested in Early Childhood Intervention and Early Childhood to come together with a focus on building the capacity of our sector and the community, understanding the NDIS and the impact on children with disability and developmental delay and their families. The conference will have a strong focus on the key issues affecting practice in early childhood intervention, now and into…

  • 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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