The Bathurst Early Childhood Intervention Service (BECIS) has celebrated 20 years of providing services from the Charles Sturt University campus.
On Tuesday, the team and special guests marked the occasion with a morning tea, providing an opportunity to reflect on the service's history in Bathurst and its impact on people's lives.
BECIS moved into the purpose-built facility at CSU in 1999, with the building funded by a grant from the Commonwealth Government department at the time, the Department of Education, Training and Youth Affairs.
The grant was awarded as a way to support the educational and therapeutic needs of children with a disability or developmental delay, and their families.
Tuesday's function was attended by a range of people, including those who were instrumental at BECIS in the early 1980s.
Some of these people included the previous centre manager Marie Billington and Vicki Hagney, who was a teacher with BECIS when the service first moved into the building.
Current service manager Karen Edwards, who has held the position for 17 years, said BECIS has played a significant role in people's lives.
"One of our families spoke and said it has been absolutely vital for them and they wouldn't have done it without the service," she said.
BECIS has also had an impact on staff, who find their careers very rewarding.
"There has been amazing outcomes. It's a place that, while it is work, it gives just a sense of satisfaction with what you are able to do," Ms Edwards said.
Currently, there are 110 families utilising services from BECIS, and there are 12 staff members employed to deliver these services.