A therapy based service for pre-school children with special needs
The Wellington Early Intervention Trust (commonly referred to as WEIT) is an independent charitable trust accredited by the Ministry of Education to provide early intervention services to preschool children 0-5 years from the greater Wellington region.
WEIT offers a centre based programme for families who have a young child with developmental delays (physical, intellectual or behavioural). There are four specialist therapies;
- Music Therapy
- Speech Language Therapy
- Early Intervention Teaching
The children who come to the centre have many different kinds of disabilities, such as Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Aspergers, rare genetic disorders and developmental delays with no specific diagnosis.
WEIT is governed by a Board of Trustees made up of past and present parents who are responsible for the policies and governance of the centre. WEIT is funded by both the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education to provide these services.