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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  • 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.

  • South Australia NDIS Rollout Announced

    11th Dec 15

    The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will be rolled out across South Australia as scheduled. Children aged 0 - 14 will continue transitioning to the NDIS from 1 February 2016, with remaining age groups transitioning by 30 June 2018. NDIA has released a Stakeholder Pack for South Australia 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.

  • 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.

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