7 June ECIA National Welcomes Members June 7, 2018 By Lee Edmondson ECIA News 0 A part of its commitment to representing the early childhood intervention sector and its professionals on a national level, ECIA has for the past 12 months been in the process of transitioning from a state / territory Chapter based organisation to a national company limited by guarantee. With the restructure, ECIA's *Chapters of NSW/ACT, WA/NT, SA and QLD are winding down. ECIA is now pleased to offer professional and organisational membership to current Chapter members as a transfer of membership, and to new members from all over Australia. A part of its commitment to representing the early childhood intervention sector and its professionals on a national level, ECIA has for the past 12 months been in the process of transitioning from a state / territory Chapter based organisation to a national company limited by guarantee. With the restructure, ECIA's *Chapters of NSW/ACT, WA/NT, SA and QLD are winding down. ECIA is now pleased to offer professional and organisational membership to current Chapter members as a transfer of membership, and to new members from all over Australia. If you are a current member of an ECIA *Chapter, you will receive an invitation via email to transfer your membership to ECIA - the national entity. You will not pay anything to transfer. We encourage you to take up this offer by clicking on the link in the invite and completing the form so that you receive all the benefits of being a member of the peak national organisation for the early childhood intervention sector. If you are not currently a member of an ECIA *Chapter please click here to view the benefits of membership and to join. Membership levels start at $44 (GST Incl) per year - and there is a level of membership to suit all needs and budgets. *Chapter - the transfer of membership offer does not apply to members of ECIA in Victoria or Tasmania. ECIA VIC/TAS withdrew their membership to the national ECIA organisation in August 2017, and as such will not be winding up. Current members of ECIA VIC/TAS are welcome to additionally join ECIA. Related ECIA NSW/ACT 2017 Annual Report The 2017 Annual Report is now available. Click here to view or download the 2017 Annual Report. Click here to view or download the 2017 Financial Statements. Winners announced at the 2017 Excellence Awards Winners announced at the 2017 Excellence Awards NDIS Independent Pricing Review and ECIA Submission ECIA received extensive feedback from the Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) sector Australia wide about Therapy Price Controls set out in recommendations 17 to 21 in the McKinsey & Company Independent Pricing Review (IPR) Report released on 2 March 2018. ILC National Readiness Grants ILC National Readiness Grants Round 2 of the Information Linkages and Referrals (ILC) National Readiness Grants 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! NSW Gaps Position Paper Released On Thursday, 26 April 2018 ECIA released a Position Paper on 'Gaps'. This ECIA Position Paper, developed by ECIA NSW/ACT has been the culmination of various discussions, consultations and two round tables with key government agencies, the ECI sector and Non-Government (NGO) representatives and makes a number of strategic recommendations addressing and highlighting key issues, concerns and possible ways forward. It reflects the issues raised by our NSW members during the last 12 months, with the focus on historic issues regarding the interface with other government systems and the redefined role of early childhood intervention (ECI) providers under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.