Welcome to Early Childhood Intervention Australia (ECIA) Queensland Chapter
Are you a member of ECIA Qld?
2017 memberships are now available by completing the 2017 Membership Form at http://www.eciaqld.org.au/images/files/2017 Membership Form.pdf or registering to create an account online and paying via PayPal.
ECIA Qld membership offers you discounted entry to Professional Development sessions, and is only $50 inc GST for 12 months.
Hugo Weaving and his nephew Ky team up for a video about living with autism
It's an issue close to the actor's heart.
By Alyssa Braithwaite
Australian actor Hugo Weaving has a long and decorated career in front of the camera, but his latest starring role may be his most personal yet.
Weaving has teamed up with his 16 year old nephew Ky Greenwood for a short film about living with autism in 'Ky's Story'.
Greenwood was born with autism and has faced challenges in his daily life since he was a little boy.
"Approximately one child in every hundred is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, or ASD," Weaving says in the video.
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.
Starting school is an important milestone in any child and family’s life. For families of children with developmental delay or disability, transition to school requires additional thought, time, planning and support to make the process as smooth and positive as possible.
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.
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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