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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  • Are you NDIS Ready?

    8th Aug 16

    Are you NDIS Ready? Don’t forget to register for the Early Childhood Intervention Australia (ECIA) 12th Biennial National Conference and Workshops 7 – 10 September, 'Choices that matter: ECI in a new era’… Come together to discuss and debate new approaches and new solutions to guide Australia’s future approach to the newly rolled out NDIS Scheme.  ECIA opens the door for you to new possibilities… and provides you with the opportunity to form valuable connections that will last well in to the future. …

  • Register for the 12th National Conference

    31st Jul 16

    Are you NDIS Ready? Don’t forget to register for the Early Childhood Intervention Australia (ECIA) 12th Biennial National Conference and Workshops 7 – 10 September, 'Choices that matter: ECI in a new era’… Come together to discuss and debate new approaches and new solutions to guide Australia’s future approach to the newly rolled out NDIS Scheme.  ECIA opens the door for you to new possibilities… and provides you with the opportunity to form valuable connections that will last well in to the future.  Join us and…

  • 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…

  • ECIA media release: NDIA national framework for an approach to ECEI

    26th Feb 16

    The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has released its national framework for an approach to Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) on 26 February 2016. This will provide a single nationally consistent approach to Early Childhood Intervention. ECIA has been directly involved with the NDIA in co-designing the key elements that are critical factors for positive outcomes for young children with developmental delay or disability. Read the ECIA media release, along with the NDIS ECEI approach and the NDIA media release, under the NDIS section of the ECIA website.

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