Barbara Czeizel

Barbara Czeizel, the general manager of the Early Intervention Centre Budapest graduated as special needs teacher at the Eötvös Loránd University, Bárczi Gusztáv Faculty of Special Education in 1987. She took her second degree in the faculty of Consultation of Special needs at the same university in 2002. In 2013 she qualified as a specialist in management of general education at Kaposvár University.

She co‐founded the Foundation for Supporting Early Intervention Centre with her two colleagues in 1992, first institute of early intervention in Hungary. Currently the Centre has 60 employees, and it has been leaded by Barbara Czeizel for 20 years. The Centre offering diagnostic assessment, therapies and counselling soon became the headquarter of methodological innovations.

Barbara Czeizel is very engaged in disseminating early intervention in Hungary and along with keeping the high service standards in Early Intervention Centre she makes huge efforts with influencing decision makers and with initiating cooperation of professionals to develop the legal background of the care system, and ensure its execution.

In2010 she received Pannon Példakép prize, in 2014 Ashoka has selected her as Senior‐Fellow and in spring of 2015 she won the prestigious national award, Pro Familiis. Between years 2016–2018 she worked as Ministerial Commissioner responsible for early intervention services in Hungary, from 2018 she was appointed Senior Advisor to Minister of State for Family and Youth Affairs of the Ministry Of Human Resources.