Alert: Tell Key Legislators to Fund ECI!

In the coming days, a select group of 10 state legislators, as well as Lt. Governor Dan Patrick and House Speaker Dennis Bonnen, will make the final decision about whether the Legislature provides enough funding to stop the surge of Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) program closures.


The Texas House recently passed a budget that provides the full $72.6 million increase requested by state health officials to ensure that babies and toddlers with disabilities and developmental delays get the support they need. The Texas Senate, on the other hand, recently passed a budget that only provides a $17 million increase. The budget conference committee is now meeting to decide on a final funding number.

We encourage you to contact the budget conference committee members and urge them to fully fund ECI:

Please urge them to ensure that the budget conference committee supports the full $72.6 million boost for Early Childhood Intervention that was requested by HHSC and included in the House version of the budget. We encourage you to share a few words about why ECI is so important to you. More information is available here on our website.

Thanks for raising your voice about this critical issue!