Welcome to Early Childhood Intervention Australia (ECIA) Queensland Chapter
ECIA launches toolkit for families, communities & service providers navigating the NDIS
The Inclusion Hub is a new online tool to support Australian families, communities ad practictioners with the resources they need to ttake control of their journet with the National Diability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
With the NDIS now being rolled our across Ausralia, it's importnat that ECI providers, families and our communitities 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 disability and/or developmental delays better navigate the NDIS. The online space has been designed to make it easy for families, educators, medical professionals and the community to search for answers regarding the NDIS in one place.
A practical and evolving set of tools, the website includes overviews and articles, a glossary, newsletters, website links, checklists, downloads, a resource directory and more.
Come together to discuss and debate new approaches and new solutions to guide Australia’s future approach to the newly rolled out NDIS Scheme.
ECIA opens the door for you to new possibilities… and provides you with the opportunity to form valuable connections that will last well in to the future.
Join us and experience:
• Key decision-makers interested in discussing the challenges facing the sector and our future approach to the NDIS Scheme for all Australians; • A program designed with a focus on innovation, leadership and strategies for change; • The opportunity to form valuable connections with colleagues, partners and clients working across the early childhood intervention sectors; • The opportunity to drive discussion; critique and workshop new ideas; engage in debate; • The chance to chat informally with local and national industry experts who are leading the way with new ideas and practice.
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 areas.
Developed through two years of close consultation with the sector, the guidelines will also support early childhood intervention services prepare for the rollout of the NDIS.
Early intervention services are important for all children with a disability. They can help your child develop skills in play, communication, social relationships and functional behaviours. They can also help increase your child's independance and ability to adapt to their environment and improve their readiness to particiapte in childcare, kindergarten and school.
Make sure you are a member of Early Childhood Intervention Australia Queensland Chapter for 2014 to enjoy discounted rates to attend professional development courses and sessions. Membership is for a calendar year, and cost is $50 inc GST.
Benefits of membership also include:
Representation and advocating early childhood intervention issues and discussion at a local, state and national level
Four newsletters per year full of up to date information about the field of Early Childhood Intervention
Support and link with community services
Access to Members only webpage
Membership is welcome from all of the following:
State, private and independent educators
University and TAFE staff and students
Childcare and Family Day Care providers/workers
Disability related services
Anyone with a keen interest in early childhood intervention
The Queensland Chapter of Early Childhood Intervention Australia is a non-profit, self-funded organisation that was established in 1992.
Early Childhood Intervention Australia is a nationally recognised association and comprises of members from each of the states and territory of Australia.
Early Childhood Intervention Australia represents parents and professionals supporting and promoting early childhood intervention services for children with disabilities and their families.
Early Childhood Intervention Australia promotes quality research that informs regarding the development, implementation and evaluation of practices in Australia.
Early Childhood Intervention Australia provides a national focus and forum, promotes the public profile of Early Childhood Intervention, facilitates effective liaison and advocacy in the community, and fosters quality information and service provisions.
The Queensland Chapter of Early Childhood Intervention Australia was established in 1992 and has a membership that includes early childhood educators from all sectors of the community, therapists, tertiary students, and other professionals as well as parents of children with disabilities.
The aims of the Early Childhood Intervention Australia Queensland Chapter are to:
• Provide a state forum for communicating and sharing information, philosophies and practices relating to the provision of early intervention services in Queensland. • Raise awareness in Queensland of the nature, role and importance of early childhood intervention services. • Raise awareness in Queensland of the complimentary roles played by generic and specialist early childhood services in meeting the needs of young children with developmental delays or disabilities and their families. • Promote a statewide approach to the training of professional development of staff involved in the provision of early childhood intervention services.
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