Early Connections works closely with families
to support their child’s inclusion.
support their child’s inclusion. Inclusion is important so that children can develop relationships and have meaningful participation
in all types of daily activities.
We place the inclusion of children within their local community as a core component of the Early Connections Alliance. In 2018 Early Connections was selected and featured in the Early Childhood Intervention Australia ‘Cases For Change’ resource promoting Best Practice in Early Childhood Intervention. Our organisation was chosen to highlight our success in the areas of Inclusion, Teamwork and Universal Principles.
Resources about inclusion
Click the image to download or view these resources and reports with more information about current best practice on early childhood intervention.
Early Connections delivers a range of evidence-based developmental supports, education and therapies for children and families. We know that supporting the whole child, and their whole family is a critical element of working effectively with families.
Working in partnership and building strong connections with families creates opportunities for meaningful participation and inclusion in the community. We support families to have a strong sense of wellbeing, feel empowered and equipped to support their child.
We support families to build a team around each child with a focus on building the families’ capacity. We work with families to individualise developmental and therapeutic supports that suits the child and family in their everyday lives.
Giving children and families developmental support in the early years is important to achieve the best opportunity for children to learn, grow and thrive. Best Practice Early Childhood Intervention and Developmental Care is founded on four pillars:
Accept Difference and Early Connections were Finalists in the Disability Industry Innovation Awards 2017 and the ECIA Excellence Awards 2017. The Excellence Awards acknowledge organisations who demonstrate excellence, passion, vision and a commitment to assisting children with developmental delay or disability and their families to achieve their goals.
“We’re delighted the campaign shines a light on understanding disabilities and inclusive communities. Early intervention is crucial but inclusive communities throughout a persons life are essential, we need to look beyond the early years.”
Understanding Disability and Inclusion
The Accept Difference Campaign (2016) promotes the inclusion of people with disabilities in our community on the NSW Mid North Coast.
All activities that make up our day-to-day lives should be available to anyone, no matter what their needs might be. An inclusive mindset accepts that this might mean having to find solutions to meet the needs of others in all situations: business, education and the community.
Accept Difference is a social awareness campaign based on a family’s experience. The campaign focused on promoting positive personal stories and examples of inclusion.
The television commercial received 8.5 million views online and has been translated into several languages.
Acceptance leads to improved and vibrant community connections for all.
Your child your family and early childhood intervention: Family Perspectives
“Family centred practice is the cornerstone of early childhood intervention. A family should feel like they are an intimate part of their services for their child.”
Family centred practice means understanding the uniqueness of each family. This means that the professionals that you work with are responsive to your cultural and social background.