Family Update on EI during COVID-19

By Dr. Meghan Burke

We hope you and your family are doing well. At the Early Intervention Clearinghouse, we plan to provide timely updates about early intervention in Illinois during COVID-19. As our first update, we want to provide a brief summary of resources and guidance about early intervention.

As Illinois enters Phase 4 of Governor Pritzker’s Restore Illinois, there is a workgroup comprised of relevant stakeholders (including families and providers) to draft a plan for resuming in-person early intervention services while adhering to safety guidelines in the very near future. While most in-person early intervention services in your home or childcare are currently not allowed, you can receive early intervention services via live video visits or phone consultations. In the plan for resuming in-person, early intervention services, live video visits and phone consultations will continue to be an option for you to receive early intervention.

We will continue to update you about the plan for resuming in-person, early intervention services. If you have questions, comments, or concerns, please reach out to Meghan Burke (

Thank you.