Early intervention

Centar za autizam Rijeka

Why early intervention?

In the early years there’s a unique possibility to influence the child’s development with long-term effects. By participating in programs of early intervention children with development disorders have access to timely and appropriate educative-rehabilitative,

psychological and language-speech support that aim to facilitate the adoption of skills and behaviors typical for the wider population, along with quality inclusion in preschool education programs or inclusion into the wider social community.

By organizing an early intervention system for the child and the family, the dependency of the child and the family on social and pension rights, as well as on institutions that provide them, is reduced.

Who carries out the program of early intervention?

The Association for the care of autistic persons Rijeka

Since 2008 it is the Association for the care of autistic persons Rijeka, an Association organized and led by parents, that carries out the project and program “Early intervention in children with pervasive developmental disorders through a mobile

service system in the local community” which was approved and financed by the Ministry of demographics, family, youth and social policy (the 2017./2020. program is currently in progress). The program activities are carried out by experts/employees of the Center for autism Rijeka and the Center for social care Rijeka in cooperation with KBC Kantrida (Clinical hospital center Kantrida).

From 2008 to today there have been more than 400 families in the area of the city of Rijeka, and from the provinces of Primorsko-goranska, Istarska and Licko-senjska, with children who were suspected of having or were diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and that were registered with the program and participated in its activities.


Contact person:

Ivanka Pejić

MSc specializing in early intervention in educational rehabilitation
Sensory-integration pedagogue (GSID)
ECP Psychotherapist

mob. 091 574 88 02
e- mail: ivanka.pejic@corp.hr