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Integrated Education and Communication (IEC) offer specialized educational and supervisory support services for children who have autism and other related developmental disorders. The intervention approach adopted by IEC utilizes the core principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), a systematic approach to analysing and changing behaviour. IEC offer a complete developmental curriculum targeting areas such as social, communication, academic and independent living skills. Our goal is to provide children with the skills necessary to utilize the educational and social opportunities available in their family and community, with less professional assistance.


IEC's Mission Statement

To provide the highest level of service that is responsive to the individual needs of children with Autism and other related developmental disorders.

To provide individualised educational programs and supervisory support services, that are designed to specifically meet the needs of the child, utilizing the core principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA).

To provide children with Autism with foundation skills, enabling them to take advantage of the educational and social opportunities available with less professional assistance.

To embrace a team approach that values the knowledge and contribution of individual team members.

To offer quality ongoing professional development and training to those individuals interested in developing and refining ABA teaching techniques.



Integrated Education and Communication wins award at Whitehorse City Council business awards.

On 21st August 2009, Integrated Education and Communication were presented with the 'Whitehorse Business Achievment and Recognition' award 2008/2009. It is with great pleasure that the director 'Ann-Marie Russell' was able to accept this award on behalf of all the wonderful staff at IEC who made this possible.

Photograph by David Miller

The IEC team at the award ceremony.

Back row : Vicky Saltis-Psychologist, Ann-Marie Russell-Director, Andrew Caldwell-Director, Val Stevenson-Accounts Manager, Laura Boscaglia-Psychologist. Front row : Christine McKenzie-Senior Therapist, Jennifer Paizis-Playdaze Manager/Senior Therapist.

New early intervention funding for children with Autism.

On the 25th of June, 2008, the Federal Government announced initiatives targetting children aged 0-6 years diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). 

Integrated Education & Communication are listed as an approved FaHCSIA provider under this 'Helping Children with Autism' package.

To read more about the Department of Families, Housing, Community Service and Indingenous Affairs (FaHCSIA)initiative, please click here:

Please call the Helping Children with Autism Inquiry Line on: 1800 289 177 for further information.



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Here at IEC we currently have permanent part-time and casual positions we need to fill.

The Permanent part-time positions are up to 30hrs a week, and the Casual position is up to 15 hrs a week.

If you are interested in joining our team, please email the Therapist Co-ordinator, or phone 9893 5547 for a job description.



*Disclaimer* Autism is a complex disorder. The information presented here is, of necessity, general in nature. The opinions expressed herein are those held by each individual author and the staff of I.E.C. Individuals should consult with the relevant qualified professional concerning any specific questions

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