Welcome to the Champion Centre
The Champion Centre provides multi-disciplinary early intervention services to infants and young children with significant disabilities and their families in Canterbury. The programme is offered in a centre-based model of service, in partnership with parents, and in accordance with international best practice.
The Champion Centre offers services for children who have special needs or children whose developmental progress is at risk. Children who attend the centre have a wide range of special needs. These include Down syndrome, other genetic disorders, cerebral palsy, extreme prematurity, epilepsy, developmental dyspraxia, Autism Spectrum Disorder and brain injury.
We offer a number of services at the Centre including:
Child referral process:
Children are referred to the service via a paediatrician who makes a referral to the Early Intervention Coordination Service. This service represents all the early intervention providers in the area and allows offers to be made to families from more than one provider, dependent on capacity in those providers. Click here for more information.
Our journey through the Champion Centre was incredibly emotional and therefore very challenging but it is now with time and distance that I can fully appreciate the amazing job that everyone does there. I just want you all to know how truly grateful I am for everything that you have done for our wee girl. You have all helped us achieve so much in her first formative years and we go off out on the next part of our journey much stronger and wiser for all of the knowledge and wisdom you have imparted.
Thanks to our generous sponsors all proceeds from the sale of the Earlybird books go to The Champion Centre.
The Champion Centre office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
PHONE + 64 3 383 6867
LOCATION Gate 1, Burwood Hospital, 300 Burwood Rd
C/- Burwood Hospital
Private Bag 4708, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand