Erie County Care Management (ECCM) provides Early Intervention Service Coordination for children from birth to three years of age with specific needs that may delay their development. ECCM is committed to helping you and your child, listening to your concerns, and answering any questions you may have. Our early intervention service coordinators partner with families first. You guide the early intervention program for your child. There is no cost to you.
Early Intervention is a family-centered program which is based on the belief that the most significant time for identification and treatment of children with developmental or intellectual disabilities and delays is during the earliest possible stages of development.
Service coordinators help meet the child’s needs by coordinating and monitoring early intervention services, assisting in any issues that may arise, and by providing information and resources to help the child succeed.
Eligibility for early intervention is determined either through a qualifying diagnosis or through multi-disciplinary evaluation during which there is 25% delay or more in at least one of the following five areas: cognitive, communication, social/emotional, physical, or adaptive.
Yes! ECCM’s service coordinators are well-versed in resources within your community. Additionally, our Early Intervention program is located right here at ECCM, which is a resource in supportive services such as mental health, intellectual disability, representative payee, intellectual disability, Health Choices Hi-Fidelity Wrap Around and Administrative Case Management. We will get you the answers and get you connected, even if it’s not for your little one!
Early intervention services are provided where the child is. You don’t have to take your child to early intervention therapy appointments.
There is no cost to you. Also, your private insurance will not be billed.