Report about answers to an EURLYAID Ques­tion­naire — The imple­men­ta­tion of Ear­ly Child­hood Inter­ven­tion (ECI) in 15 Euro­pean Coun­tries

After 25 years the EURLYAID board was inter­est­ed — in revis­it­ing the Man­i­festo rec­om­men­da­tions — to know how the Euro­pean coun­tries had estab­lished ECI in the mean­time. A ques­tion­naire about the estab­lish­ment of ECI was sent to col­leagues all over Europe. In 2014 we col­lect­ed the answers from 15 coun­tries. This was the basis for an exten­sive report. It can be resumed that the cen­tral issues of ECI are leg­is­la­tion, inter­dis­ci­pli­nary coop­er­a­tion and fam­i­ly-cen­tered prac­tice as pre­con­di­tions for a “good prac­tice”. The report exists in Eng­lish, French and Ger­man.

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Euro­pean Devel­op­ments in Ear­ly Child­hood Inter­ven­tion

pub­lished by Eurlyaid / EAE­CI (2009); edit­ed by Bar­ry Car­pen­ter, Jacques Schloess­er and Jo Egerton

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Assess­ment with­in the con­text of ear­ly inter­ven­tion to chil­dren at risk and with dis­or­ders and to their fam­i­lies

pub­lished by Eurlyaid / EAE­CI (1993)

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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) 

Abstract
Eurlyaid is a work­ing par­ty of the Euro­pean Com­mu­ni­ty (EC). It con­sists of experts and rep­re­sen­ta­tives of par­ents’ asso­ci­a­tions from the var­i­ous mem­ber states involved in ear­ly inter­ven­tion for chil­dren who are dis­abled or at risk of devel­op­men­tal dis­abil­i­ties. Start­ing from the grow­ing recog­ni­tion of the impor­tance of ear­ly iden­ti­fi­ca­tion and inter­ven­tion Eurlyaid aims to con­tribute to the devel­op­ment of a com­mon EC pol­i­cy and leg­is­la­tion. Here we describe a com­pre­hen­sive frame­work for ear­ly inter­ven­tion, pre­sent­ed as a pre­lim­i­nary man­i­festo. First of all the Man­i­festo gives a def­i­n­i­tion of key con­cepts, delin­eates the tar­get group and states the ratio­nale behind, and the con­tent, of ear­ly inter­ven­tion. Sec­ond­ly, we present the con­di­tions and demands nec­es­sary to attain the best qual­i­ty ear­ly inter­ven­tion, and make a num­ber of rec­om­men­da­tions. With an EC grant, Eurlyaid is able to con­tin­ue its activ­i­ties as part of ALEF­PA-Europe, a so-called non-gov­ern­men­tal orga­ni­za­tion (NGO).

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