While all children grow and develop in unique ways, some children experience delays in their development. Children with developmental delays and disabilities benefit from Early Intervention services. There is no cost to the family for these services.
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 physical, 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!
Service Coordinators can answer questions about children's needs in regards to:
Any child from birth to age five that has special needs due to developmental delays and disabilities is eligible to receive Early Intervention. This is determined with a screening process conducted by a group of professionals who have different areas of training and experience. They will evaluate your child by observing how your child functions in the five areas of development, which include physical development, cognitive development, communication development, social or emotional development, and adaptive development.
Early intervention services are provided where the child is. You don’t have to take your child to early intervention therapy appointments.
Early intervention services at ECCM are at no cost to you. In addition, your private insurance will not be billed.