About Eurlyaid — EAE­CI

Eurlyaid — The Euro­pean Asso­ci­a­tion on Ear­ly Child­hood Inter­ven­tion (EAE­CI) is

  • par­tic­i­pa­tive asso­ci­a­tion of per­sons, inter­est­ed in issues of ear­ly child­hood inter­ven­tion.
  • a work­ing par­ty made up of rep­re­sen­ta­tives of par­ents’ asso­ci­a­tions, pro­fes­sion­als and researchers, from var­i­ous coun­tries of the Euro­pean Union.

Eurlyaid was found­ed in 1989, dur­ing an inter­na­tion­al con­fer­ence, in Rot­ter­dam.
Eurlyaid became the Euro­pean Asso­ci­a­tion on Ear­ly Child­hood Inter­ven­tion in Rome in 2003.
Eurlyaid — EAE­CI aims at:

  • Increas­ing the qual­i­ty of life for par­ents and chil­dren with spe­cial needs, through ear­ly child­hood inter­ven­tion (with­in the con­text of inclu­sion and gen­der main­stream­ing).
  • Stim­u­lat­ing the growth and devel­op­ment of ear­ly child­hood inter­ven­tion on a Euro­pean lev­el.
  • Increas­ing sen­si­tiv­i­ty to the val­ues and ethics of ear­ly child­hood inter­ven­tion, as described in the Man­i­festo.
  • Increas­ing knowl­edge and exper­tise in the field of ear­ly child­hood inter­ven­tion.

These aims are pur­sued by activ­i­ties such as:

  • Mak­ing acces­si­ble the knowl­edge, expe­ri­ence and exper­tise in ear­ly child­hood inter­ven­tion to par­ents, pro­fes­sion­als, researchers and prac­ti­tion­ers.
  • Pro­mot­ing the exchange of infor­ma­tion, expe­ri­ence and exper­tise, in a man­ner acces­si­ble to every­body, by cre­at­ing a Euro­pean Inter­net Com­mu­ni­ty.
  • Increas­ing the devel­op­ment of good prac­tice.
  • Sup­port­ing exist­ing ideas of good prac­tice and net­works in ear­ly child­hood inter­ven­tion and act­ing as a ref­er­ence sys­tem.
  • Ini­ti­at­ing sci­en­tif­ic research in the field of ear­ly child­hood inter­ven­tion.
  • Ini­ti­at­ing dis­course about train­ing-pro­grammes for pro­fes­sion­als.
  • Sup­port­ing exchange of per­son­nel.
  • Ini­ti­at­ing projects.
  • Organ­is­ing con­fer­ences, sem­i­nars and sym­posia.
  • Enhanc­ing the pub­lic pro­file of ear­ly child­hood inter­ven­tion.

 

Key con­cepts of the EAE­CI — are writ­ten down in two “Man­i­fests”, which can be down­loaded from the web site of the asso­ci­a­tion.

Ear­ly Inter­ven­tion for Chil­dren with Devel­op­men­tal Dis­abil­i­ties: Man­i­festo of the Eurlyaid Work­ing Par­ty

by J. M. H. DE MOOR*, B. T. M. VAN WAES­BERGHE, J. B. L. HOS­MAN, D. JAEKEN and S. MIEDE­MA
Depart­ment of Spe­cial Edu­ca­tion, Catholic Uni­ver­si­ty, PO Box 9103, 6500 HD Nijmegen, The Nether­lands; 
pub­lished in: Inter­na­tion­al Jour­nal of Reha­bil­i­ta­tion Research 16, 23–31 (1993) 

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The EAE­CI is an Inter­net based asso­ci­a­tion, with free online mem­ber reg­is­tra­tion.