ECIA Regional Forums March - May 2017

Collaboration partnerships

Making referral pathways work: NDIS/ECEI

ECIA NSW/ACT is organising a series of Collaboration partnerships, making referral pathways work: NDIS/ECEI forums across NSW and the ACT between March and May 2017. These regional forums will facilitate information sharing, linkages and capacity building (ILC) locally in the context of NDIS and the Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) approach. Focus will be on strengthening the partnerships with health professionals as a priority and with other local services and organisations.

The Regional Forums will:
  • help establish/strengthen local networks and partnerships to enhance the information sharing, linkages and capacity building at the local level
  • bring together local representatives from ECI, Health (e.g. paediatricians, community health, private allied health etc) ECEC, NGOs  and other community organisations to consider ways of improving referral pathways and inclusive practice in the context of NDIS and ECEI
  • act as a platform for sharing about each other’s work, achievements and challenges
  • promote the inclusion and meaningful participation of children with developmental delay and disabilities.
Who should attend?

Local representatives (managers/leaders) from:

  • ECIs
  • Allied Health
  • ECECs
  • Community health
  • Community organisations
  • Diagnosticians including paediatricians and psychologists
  • Early Linkers & Local Area Coordinators.
The Regional Forums are free to attend, however registration is required. Please refer to the table below for the Forum information in your region and registration link.
Click here to download a printable flyer.


Locations and dates

Location Region(s) Date               Time Registration
Sydney, Northern Sydney

6 March

4 - 7pm


Nepean Blue Mountains 28 March 4 - 7pm Register
ACT  31 March 7:30 - 10:30am Register
Sydney West & South East
Western Sydney, South Western Sydney, South Eastern Sydney 3 April 4 - 7pm Register
Byron Bay
Northern NSW 28 April 4 - 7pm Register
Western NSW 1 May 4 - 7pm Register
Central Coast 2 May 11am-1pm Register
Hunter New England 4 May 4 - 7pm Register
Illawarra Shoalhaven, Southern NSW 8 May 4 - 7pm Register
Wagga Wagga


10 May  9am -12pm Register
Mid North Coast 17 May 9am - 12pm Register