What Is Early Intervention?

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Early intervention is a statewide program that provides supports and services for families to help their children under age 3 meet developmental milestones. After a child is determined eligible, a team of specialists (or service providers) will meet with the family and discuss services and supports that can be provided. Services may include speech, developmental, physical, or occupational therapy; audiology services; or nutrition services. A service coordinator will help you during your time in the early intervention system and provide guidance on the transition into the next option(s) for your family.

Your child’s brain and body are growing rapidly during the first three years of life. He is learning many new things about the world around him. While all children need love and support to grow and learn, some children need a little extra help. An early intervention team can support your family and help your child reach his potential.