Getting Started in Early Intervention

Learn how to find out if your child is eligible for services under the Illinois Early Intervention Program and where to go from there.
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Everyday Early Intervention During Coronavirus

Promote development during trying times with simple activities at home.
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Resource Guides

Topical guides to important books, videos, and Web resources available from the EI Clearinghouse.
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EIC Technology Loan Program

The Illinois Early Intervention Clearinghouse is loaning technology to help families in early intervention participate in live video visits, or telehealth.
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Family Stories

Stories of families whose infant or toddler received early intervention (EI) services.
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Everyday Early Intervention Blog

Daily routines and playtimes provide opportunities for all children to learn. This blog explores practical ways that caregivers and professionals can promote child development.


Links to audio and video related early intervention topics.
Tip Sheets

Tip Sheets

Family-focused, early intervention topics presented in clear, straightforward language.
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CFC Procedure Manual

Forms commonly used throughout the state in CFC offices.
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Lending Library

A collection of books, journals, and DVDs related to early childhood, parenting, and young children with special needs.


The Early Intervention Clearinghouse newsletter contains family-friendly information and resources available about early intervention.
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Early Intervention Central Directory

This directory is to serve as a statewide resource for families, providers, and other interested groups or individuals to access an array of sources, in accordance with Part C Regulations of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
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Statewide Family Events

This page lists links to calendars with conferences, workshops, and other events related to early intervention in Illinois.
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Making a Referral to Early Intervention

Anyone can refer a child to early intervention.