Who We Are

Early Childhood Intervention Australia (NSW/ACT) (ECIA NSW/ACT) is the peak body for early childhood intervention in NSW and the ACT.

Formed in 1982, our organisation is the professional body representing and enabling professionals and organisations that work with children with developmental delay or disability and their families.

We are funded through:

  • Membership income
  • Income from conferences, training and publication
  • A peak body grant from Department of Family and Community Services, Ageing, Disability and Home Care
  • Occasional project-specific, non-recurrent grants

Our Mission

To promote awareness of the importance of early childhood intervention and inclusion for children with developmental delay or disability, their families and communities.

To represent, support and develop organisations, professionals and practitioners working with young children with developmental delay or disability and their families and communities.



How we are Organised

ECIA NSW/ACT is a professional association representing Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) service providers and practitioners, with support provided by a Chief Executive Officer, and professional and administrative staff. It encourages active member participation to fulfil its objectives.

Programs and activities are managed by a Board comprising of the elected executive positions of President, Vice President and Treasurer and up to five elected non-executive directors. There is also provision for up to two co-opted positions, as required.

Elections take place annually, with all positions having a maximum of four terms and each term is one-year.

ECIA NSW/ACT, its Board and Chief Executive Officer, will govern and manage the organisation effectively, efficiently and sustainably, reflecting good professional association and governance practices.


Our History