Association of Child Development and Early Intervention (TACDEI)
On June 1, 1996 in Hualien City of eastern Taiwan, Dr.
Huang-Tsung Kuo and a group of specialists participating in an early
intervention works for children with developmental delays established a
nonprofit organization called the “Chinese Association of Early Intervention
Program for Children with Developmental Delays (CAEIP)”. This Association was
based on the conception of providing early intervention services for delayed
developmental children and their families through passionate and earnest
working attitude. The service were carried out by a multi-disciplinary team consisted
of preschool and special education teachers, social workers, administrators and
medical staff. It was hoped that through the coordinated work of specialists
from various fields, the early intervention programs for children with
developmental delays in Taiwan will be further
advanced and the service system and its philosophy will be firmly established
at the fastest pace.We have changed the organization’s name from “Chinese
Association of Early Intervention Program for Children with Developmental
Delays (CAEIP)” to “Taiwan Association of Child Development and Early
Intervention (TACDEI)” in June 2016 to meet the concept of early intervention
for all children as an inclusive perspective. All children and their families
will be supported and served if they have developmental concerns an family
During the past
20 years, the board of directors has been reorganized five times and currently
Professor Fua-Fang Liaw is serving as the board chairman
of the fifth term. A total of 20 directors and inspectors serve in each tenure
of the board to plan and execute proper activities for the Association. They
are all outstanding specialists in the field of early intervention programs in Taiwan. In
addition to promoting the right of children with delayed development, the
Association has also initiated several early intervention related programs to
serve the children with delayed development nationwide, organized symposium on
special topics, and conducted training lectures or workshops for its members in
order to uplift their professional skills. Moreover, the Association was also
in charge of identification and early transition program for developmental
delayed children in Nantou, Taitung and Hualien Counties as the
intervention centers set up by the Association in each of Nantou, Taitung and Hualien Counties offer several
direct services to target children in each county every year. The accessibility
and locality of the treatment resources available to the parents are the
primary concerns in organizing these direct service cases in order to reduce
the potential problems that might affect both parents and children arising from
the limitation in transportation facilities in these remote areas. “To deepen
the level of early treatment and to take a good care of developmental delayed
children in the remote area” is its sacred mission, while the other striving
goal of the Association would be sharing the experiences of direct services and
transforming them into academic findings.
l To educate the
general public to recognize the concept of early treatment and intervention for
children and families with developmental concerns or those facing high risks of
developing this problem.
l To integrate all
social resources in order to assist the early intervention programs for
children with or facing the problem of developmental delays.
l To help develop a life-long
career plan for children with developmental concerns and their families.
l To establish
service stations equipped with sufficient resources to provide consultation and
transition programs for children and families with special needs.
l To plan and
publish books and other printed matters related to early intervention programs
for children with developmental concerns and their families.
l To engage in
other services related to the main concerns of the Association.
TACDEI is well
prepared to introduce and execute more cost efficient early intervention
program for children with developmental delays. TACDEI is also looking forward
to a more close contact and cooperation between the specialists and children
with developmental delays as well as their families in order to upgrade their
living qualities. Through the promotion of issues related to the enhancement of
early intervention program, it is hoping that the whole society in Taiwan would be more
concerned with children’s health, education, welfare and other related maters.
It is firmly believed that the foregoing approaches will finally transform Taiwan into a real
paradise of children.
l Mail: No.123, Huaxi,, Hualien City,
Hualien County 97003,, Taiwan, R.O.C.
of Child Development and Early Intervention
l E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
n Nantou Center:
n Tatung Center: