ECIA (VC) is the peak body for early childhood intervention in Victoria. Our vision is for young children of all abilities to fully participate in family and community life. ECIA's work assists children with developmental delays or disabilities, their families, and the networks that support them. We provide information and professional development across the sector. Independent research shows that early action provides the best outcomes for children with disabilities, resulting in healthier futures, happier families and advanced opportunities .... right from the start.
A national Expert Advisory Group has now been formed to assist with the development of national guidelines. This Group was appointed through an Expression of Interest. The Expert Advisory Group brings together a collection of individuals with expert knowledge and skills within the field of Early Childhood Intervention that complement the knowledge and skills of the National Guidelines Project Team.read more view all
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is new to disability service provision in Australia and provides funding directly to individuals who are able to choose their own services and purchase directly to providers.
As a national scheme the NDIS requires guidelines that may be consistently applied in all States and Territories. The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) have asked Early Childhood Intervention Australia to develop recommendations for these guidelines through national consultation with key stakeholders and based on best practice evidence in early childhood intervention service delivery.
National workshops will be conducted from May until the end of July and we are now asking for registration interest for the proposed dates.more info view events