17 September Beyond family centred practice September 17, 2018 By Kris Murphy General 0 Citizen Network recently released their "Now and next" report, which was developed by Sylvana Mahmic and Annick Janson, outlining a new approach to supporting children with a developmental delay and/or disability and their families to be full and active citizens. The family-centred approach is a cornerstone of best practice in ECI. Identifying and building on a family's strengths, listening and empathising with a family's concerns and being culturally responsive, are key to this practice. Now and Next goes beyond the normal patterns of peer support to develop an approach that has both rigour and depth. For the full media release, head over to the Citizen Network website. Download the report Related Winners announced at the 2017 Excellence Awards Winners announced at the 2017 Excellence Awards Winners announced for the IFCP Grant The ECIA NSW/ACT Innovation in Family Centred Practice (IFCP) Grant opened on Tuesday 13th of March 2018. Members of ECIA NSW/ACT providing Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) services in NSW were able to apply. The closing date for applications was Monday 9th of April 2018. The IFCP Grant received an overwhelming response from the sector with a total of 18 applications received from early childhood services across NSW. There was an excellent spread of large and small organisations from metropolitan, rural, regional and remote areas of the state, and there were many excellent applications, which made the job of the assessment panel particularly challenging! NDIS Quality and Safeguards Legislation and Rules Parliament of Australia has assented to the legislative framework and rules establishing the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission. Several pieces of legislation were elected. We will address two in particular: The Provider Registration and Practice Standards Rules which set out the requirements for provider registration and the NDIS Code of Conduct which set the minimum expectations, behaviour and culture of NDIS providers and persons employed or otherwise engaged by NDIS providers, and empowers consumers in relation to their rights. Click here to read the Code of Conduct Rules 2018. New Standard for ASD Assessment NSW Inquiry into NDIS Implementation: Submissions now open The NSW Parliament is currently requesting submissions for its inquiry into the implementation of the NDIS and the provisions of services within the state. Down Syndrome Australia's Position paper on education Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.