Welcome to Developmental Educators Australia

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Developmental Educators are allied health professionals dedicated to fostering empowerment, social inclusion and quality of life for people with disability and their families.

Developmental Educators Australia Inc (DEAI) is the professional association representing the unique, diverse and dynamic profession of Developmental Education. Developmental Educators are multi-disciplinary disability specialists, having completed a professional practice degree in disability studies. As allied health professionals, Developmental Educators, also known as DE’s, occupy roles in a variety of disability, human service, mental health, and educational settings, in the State and Federal Government, and non-government sectors. For more information about Developmental Educators, visit What is a Developmental Educator?

The DEAI represents Developmental Educators Australia wide and welcomes membership from degree level trained Developmental Educators or disability professionals with comparable qualifications from across Australia. For further information on membership eligibility, please visit our membership page.