Early Childhood Intervention Australia (ECIA) is the peak national organisation promoting the interests of young children with disability / developmental delays and their families. ECIA has a National and State/Territory structure. The National Council consists of two representatives from each State/Territory Chapter.
Trish Hanna is the current National President.
ECIA provides a national focus and forum for Early Childhood Intervention, promoting the public profile of Early Childhood Intervention, facilitating effective liaison and collaboration in the community and with other peak and government bodies, and fostering quality information and service provision. Services include organisation of seminars and workshops for professionals and families, and a national conference every two years, as well as advocacy activities such as development of submissions to government and Early Childhood Intervention Awareness Week.
The majority of members of ECIA are early childhood intervention (ECI) professionals working in Government-funded agencies. These include small community organisations, large disability and children’s services agencies and various government departments, reflecting the diverse ways in which services to young children and their families are provided nationally. ECIA’s membership also includes family members of young children with disability and developmental delays. Members are based in urban, rural and regional centres throughout the country.