ECIA National

Early Childhood Intervention Australia (ECIA) provides a national focus and forum, promotes the public profile of early childhood intervention, facilitates effective liaison and advocacy in the community, and fosters quality information and service provision. Services include organisation of seminars and workshops and a national conference every two years.

Early childhood intervention is the process of providing specialised support and services for infants and young children with developmental delays or disabilities, and their families in order to promote development, well-being and community participation.

ECIA has a Chapter in each state and territory, except the Northern Territory. A National Council co-ordinates activities across Australia with two representatives from each Chapter.

Trish Hanna is the National President of ECIA.

Margie O'Tarpey is the National Chief Executive of ECIA.

NSW / ACT Councillors are Rani Dibley & Trish Hanna.

Membership is open to anyone interested in early childhood intervention. NSW / ACT members are automatically members of national ECIA, which is included in your state or territory membership fees. If you are interested in joining ECIA, please contact the relevant state or territory chapter.

Contact details

Trish Hanna, ECIA National President: