Child Development Institute Northern Beaches

Research shows that high quality and intensive early intervention can make a significant difference in the life of your child with Autism Spectrum Disorder or Developmental Delay.

About Us

At the Child Development Institute we offer specialized Early Intervention programs based on the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM), an evidence-based intervention for children on the Autism Spectrum and with Developmental Delays.

Our programs are designed to give your child the skills they need to lead an independent life and to fully participate within their family and community

Northern Beaches CDI Team

The CDI programs are delivered by a multi-disciplinary team including allied health professionals and educators, who have all received intensive training in the Early Start Denver Model.

Each child enrolled in our programs has a dedicated Key Worker who delivers therapy, tracks progress, communicates with parents and runs quarterly reviews to set the next terms objectives that are in line with the family’s priorities.

Child Development Institute Team

Northern Beaches Child Development Institute Services

The CDI is proud to offer services that are tailored to not only the child, but also the people around the child.

Early Intervention

High quality, early intervention can transform a child living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or neuro-developmental delay.

Mainstream Services

The Child Development Institute (CDI) advocates for the rights of all children to be included and participate within every day, natural community settings and events.

Parent Services

Early Childhood Intervention Australia advocates that Best Practice in Early Childhood Intervention involves engaging children in their natural environments such as at home.

NDIS Support

NDIS stands for National Disability Insurance Scheme. It exists to support Australians coping with a disability, their families and carers.

Inclusion Coaching Program

The Child Development Institute has developed a tailored mentoring and coaching program to help childcare centres and preschools overcome barries to inclusion.

Fading Supports Over Time

Every child enrolled at the Child Development Institute is on their own unique journey.



I would like to express our thanks for your help with James’ treatment for the last nine months.  Straight from his very first appointment it was clear that CDI was the right fit for James. He quickly  warmed to all the staff and always loved his visits.

James’ progress since starting at CDI has been amazing. When he started, he rarely talked at pre-school and would not interact with other children. Now, he has gained confidence, and happily plays with his peers. His play and social skills have really improved and continue to do so. I know that a large part of this is due to his time at CDI.  We will be forever grateful for the incredible boost that CDI provided.

Cathy and Anthony

Make An Enquiry

For all new enrolment enquiry’s please fill in our enquiry form below and a member of staff will respond shortly. For all other enquiries please contact a centre directly:

Northern Beaches

Telephone: (02) 9037 2234

Location: 173 Warringah Rd, Beacon Hill, NSW, 2100

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