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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  • Family Booklet

    7th Feb 17

    Choosing Quality Early Childhood Intervention Services and Supports for Your Child: What you need to know. This booklet provides information for families on choosing quality early childhood intervention (ECI) supports for their child (birth to eight years) with disability and/or developmental delay. ECI services have changed over the years. These changes have been based on research evidence and family input. This means that sometimes services may look different to what families might expect. This booklet provides information on what high quality evidence-based services and supports look like, to assist you in choosing the right supports and services that…

  • ECIA / NDIA Project based in SA

    9th Jan 17

    ECIA in partnership with its SA Chapter and National Disability Insurance Australia (NDIA) have been contracted to manage two projects concurrently within SA. 1.      Early Childhood Intervention Stakeholder Engagement Project We have appointed Tracy Neldner as our Program Manager for this exciting project with a primary objective to increase an understanding across the Early Childhood sector about the NDIS and support services for children within our target group (0 to 6 years).  Over the next 12 months Tracy aims to undertake presentations, workshops and forums throughout metropolitan Adelaide. Whether you represent a key partner…

  • NSW/ACT Conference Registrations now open - REGISTER NOW! 

    5th Oct 16

      Registrations are now open for the NSW/ACT Conference ECI: Beyond Possibilities - Investing in the Future. Register now to receive the Early Bird discounted rate. The NSW/ACT Conference Call for Papers DEADLINE is also fast approaching. In order to build the best conference program, we are seeking papers for sessional workshops. Completed proposals are to be e-mailed to lforsyth@ecia-nsw.org.au before 23rd October 2016. For more information or to view or download the Abstract Submission Template to aid with your submission, click 'read more…

  • #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…

  • 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…

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  • Service Provider Workshops SA - 27th - 29th April

    27th Apr 17

    Service Provider Workshops SA.

    Facilitator: Denise Luscombe

    Dates & Times

    Thursday 27th April – 5.00pm – 7.30pm

    Friday 28th April – 9am – 4pm

    Saturday 29th April – 9am – 12.30pm

    Participants are encouraged to attend the whole series of workshops but can attend individual days if required.

    Workshops Outline

    These workshops aim to prepare service providers with a greater knowledge and skills about current Early Childhood Intervention practices that support children’s learning and development, and the team around the child.

    Practitioners will learn through coaching how to incorporate and implement current models of early intervention best practice in the way they work with families and other services within the community setting.

    These workshops are offered free of charge to ECIA SA Chapter Members and EI providers as part of the ECIA (SA) and NDIS Stakeholder Engagement and Information Project.

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