Early Intervention

Early intervention for children 0 to 6 years old is the main toolkit for the integration and support of people with disabilities, from the beginning of their lives. Early intervention programs aim to create at an early stage a supportive environment for the families and their carers, so that people with disabilities can participate in society, integrate in education system, enter the open labour market, and enjoy the full range of their human rights.

With adequate support, parents and carers can provide the best, sustainable and affordable support to their children, to thrive and grow in a familiar environment.

It is important to ensure that early intervention services receive adequate funding and that the staff employed are well trained in the model of early childhood intervention.

An Early Intervention Program can provide:

  • Kindergarten simulation group program with small ratio children/staff.
  • Individual and group programs of psychoeducation, speech therapy and occupational therapy.
  • Support and psychoeducation for parents to generalize the programmes at home.
  • Early intervention in the community for preschool children and their families attending the municipal nurseries

The NET through its members participates in the committees set up by the competent ministry, promoting already successfully proven Early Intervention services and proposing institutional changes that contribute to the provision of better quality services that will have a direct impact on the lives of people with disabilities, their surroundings, professionals and, by extension, the society as a whole.

Contact the working team

T. +30 210 9632283