Illinois

Early Intervention Clearinghouse

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The Illinois Early Intervention (EI) Clearinghouse identifies and collects research-based and best-practice early intervention information to share with families.

Family Stories

Several times a year, we share the stories of families whose infant or toddler received early intervention (EI) services.

  • Benjamin’s Mom Remembers
    Benjamin was born with torticollis, and when he was 15 months old, he was diagnosed with sensory processing disorder.
  • Charlie’s Story
    Charlie began receiving speech and language services at home when he was 19 months old.
  • Early Intervention Dream Team
    A mother of six discovers a new support system when her youngest child starts EI services.
  • A Family Conversation about Nicholas
    Nicholas, who has autism, received occupational therapy, speech therapy, and play/developmental therapy.
  • Karen
    Karen is the mother of a child who has received developmental, occupational, physical, and speech therapy through the Early Intervention Program.
  • Kelli
    Kelli's son has been receiving speech therapy since he was 27 months old.
  • Lubna
    Lubna is a service coordinator and the mother of a child who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy.
  • Melissa
    As the mother of a child with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, Melissa understands what it is like to watch your child endure medical procedures and how this experience impacts the entire family.
  • Remembering Christopher's Early Years
    Susan Fowler, the Director of the Early Intervention Clearinghouse, shares her success story.
  • Susie
    A mother of a young child with a hearing impairment discusses collaborating with her daughter’s EI service providers.
  • Tara
    A mother of a young child with Down syndrome talks about how she advocates for her daughter and others with disabilities.
If you are a parent of a child who has received or is currently receiving EI services and you would like to share your story with other families, please contact us.
 

Who we are...

The Illinois Early Intervention Clearinghouse is operated by the Early Childhood and Parenting (ECAP) Collaborative at the University of Illinois. The EI Clearinghouse is funded by the Illinois Department of Human Services.

The Illinois Early Intervention (EI) Program provides a collection of services for families of children from birth to age 3 who have disabilities or developmental delays or who are at risk of having developmental delays. Families are the key to successful early intervention. Our mission is to provide families with the information they need to support their children's growth and development.

Resources...

The EI Clearinghouse Web site provides families with access to an extensive early intervention library collection of books, videos, and journals. Some materials are available in Spanish as well as English.

The Web site also contains a calendar, a newsletter for parents, and links to other early intervention information intended for families.

EI professionals: We provide a list of videos approved for CEU credit as well as our library collection. Visit the Web sites of Provider Connections, the statewide network of (Child and Family Connections) CFC offices, and the Illinois EI Training Program.

Contact Us...

Illinois Early Intervention Clearinghouse
Early Childhood and Parenting Collaborative
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Children’s Research Center, Room 20
51 Gerty Drive
Champaign, IL 61820-7469

Toll free: (877) 275-3227
Local: (217) 333-1386

Fax: (217) 244-7732

Web FormFor questions and material requests,
please complete our Online Request Form OR send us an email: Illinois-eic@illinois.edu

Learn more about the Illinois EI Clearinghouse.

Disclaimer
The information provided on this Web site is not intended to take the place of either the written law or regulations. The opinions, resources, and links provided on the Web site are intended for information purposes only and are not intended to take the place of medical or legal advice, or of other appropriate services.

The content of the EI Clearinghouse Web site does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Illinois Early Intervention Clearinghouse, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, or the Illinois Department of Human Services; nor does the mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the Illinois Early Intervention Clearinghouse, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, or the Illinois Department of Human Services.

 
University of IllinoisUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
College of Education
Early Childhood and Parenting Collaborative

Illinois Early Intervention Clearinghouse
www.eiclearinghouse.org
(877) 275-3227
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