Relationship-based early intervention services for children with complex disabilities: Lessons from New Zealand
The Champion Centre, located in Christchurch, New Zealand, provides a relationship-based early
intervention (EI) service for children with complex disabilities and their families. The programme is offered
in a Centre-based model of service, in partnership with parents, and in accordance with international best
practice. It advocates for children with disabilities through training and research. The author visited the
Centre recently on a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship.