The EI Clearinghouse publishes a quarterly newsletter, Early Intervention Clearinghouse, for families and providers taking part in the Illinois Early Intervention program.

The newsletter contains family-friendly information and resources available about early intervention.

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Recent Issues


Volume 35, Issue 1 (Spring 2022)

What Is Family Engagement?; New Books Available From the Clearinghouse; Check Out Our New Speech Kits; Borrow an iPad, Hotspot for Live Video Visits
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Volume 34, Issue 4 (Winter 2022)

Transition at Age 3: Who, What, Where, Why, and When; Transition Resources; State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) Update
mother and child

Volume 34, Issue 3 (Fall 2021)

Coaching: An Essential Part of Early Intervention; Early CHOICES Launches New Education Series on Inclusion; Inclusion Resources; State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) Update

Issue Archive

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Volume 34, Issue 2 (Summer 2021)

Speech and Language Are EI's Most Common Delays; The Role of a Speech Pathologist in Early Intervention; State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) Update; Speech Development Resources; Get Out and Enjoy the Outdoors; Early Intervention Reopening Update
child playing with dad

Volume 34, Issue 1 (Spring 2021)

EI Provides Critical Supports for Children with Lead Exposure; Family Update from the EI Clearinghouse; Great eBooks for Family Fun; Addressing Lead Poisoning Prompts Paradigm Shift in EI; State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) Update
mom with child

Volume 33, Issue 4 (Winter 2021)

Staying Active During Winter; EI and Transition in the Time of COVID-19; Learning at Home Activities for Infants and Toddlers; Family Update on EI During COVID-19; State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) Update
Volume 33, Issue 3 (Fall 2020)

Volume 33, Issue 3 (Fall 2020)

Family Reading Time; COVID-19 Resources from Illinois Early Learning; Fun Books for Families; Planning for Early Intervention During COVID-19; State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) Update
mom holding a child while wearing a mask

Volume 33, Issue 2 (Summer 2020)

Handling Stress in Times of Crisis; Mindfulness Resources; Keeping Up to Date About COVID-19 Impacts
child in bed

Volume 33, Issue 1 (Spring 2020)

Healthy Sleep Helps All; Bedtime Mindfulness Activities; Resources for Establishing Healthy Sleep Habits; State Updates When I’m 3, Where Will I Be?; State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) Update
Volume 32, Issue 4 (Winter 2020)

Volume 32, Issue 4 (Winter 2020)

Play and Learn Indoors; How to Build Strong Family- Professional Partnerships; The Role of Service Coordinator in Early Intervention
child sneezing

Volume 32, Issue 3 (Fall 2019)

Handling Picky Eaters; Food to Grow; Picky Eating and Healthy Nutrition for Young Children; The Role of Nutrition in Early Intervention; EI Nutrition Services
mom with child

Volume 32, Issue 2 (Summer 2019)

You Are Your Child’s Best Advocate; Answering Questions About Your Child’s Disabilities; Stories of Strength, Love, and Hope; What Is a Parent Liaison?
child and adult

Volume 32, Issue 1 (Spring 2019)

Tech Talk; How Do I Choose the Right Apps and Tech Toys?; Technology Resources for Families of Young Children; SSIP Update: A Focus on Coaching Skills
mother, father, baby

Volume 31, Issue 4 (Winter 2019)

Plan Ahead to Prevent Tantrums and Meltdowns During the Holidays; Help Us Improve the Clearinghouse and EI Services; Challenging Behavior/Social-Emotional Resource Guide; Social Workers’ Roles in Early Intervention
mom and child

Volume 31, Issue 3 (Fall 2018)

You Have Everything You Need: Using Household Items for Early Intervention; What Is a Developmental Therapist?; What Is Bagless Early Intervention?
mom and child

Volume 31, Issue 2 (Summer 2018)

Planning for Summer, Build Skills When Exploring Outdoors, Family Outcomes Survey
two young children playing

Volume 31, Issue 1 (Spring 2018)

Positive Talk Builds Confidence; You Are What Your Child Needs; SSIP: Third Quarter Update
children with puppets

Volume 30, Issue 4 (Winter 2018)

Siblings as Role Models for Children With Disabilities; DEC Recommended Practices Help Guide Your EI Services; SSIP: Second Quarter Update
dad and toddler girl

Volume 30, Issue 3 (Fall 2017)

Toilet Mastery for Every Child; Learning Body Care Routines: Take It a Step at a Time; SSIP: An Update for Parents
baby in high chair

Volume 30, Issue 2 (Summer 2017)

Early Intervention Fits Right In; The State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP): An Update for Parents; Family Outcomes Survey
young girl

Volume 30, Issue 1 (Spring 2017)

Teaming For Outcomes; What Is the SSIP? What Parents in Early Intervention Might Want to Know; Family Outcomes Survey
woman and young child

Volume 29, Issue 4 (Winter 2017)

Let’s Move!; Motor Moments Are Everywhere; What’s the Difference Between Physical and Occupational Therapies in Early Intervention?
mom and baby

Volume 29, Issue 3 (Fall 2016)

Clearinghouse Revises Family Guide; Tune Into Your Child’s Sensory Experience to Support Development and Learning
mom and toddler daughter

Volume 29, Issue 2 (Summer 2016)

Responsive and Trusting Relationships Are a Strong Foundation for Your Child
mom and baby

Volume 29, Issue 1 (Spring 2016)

Everyday Fun: Spaces!
mom and child cooking

Volume 28, Issue 4 (Winter 2016)

Routines Provide a Sense of Security
baby sleeping

Volume 28, Issue 3 (Fall 2015)

Healthy Sleep Key to First Few Years
dad and daughter

Volume 28, Issue 2 (Summer 2015)

Assistive Technology for Infants and Toddlers
three young children playing in grass with ball

Volume 28, Issue 1 (Spring 2015)

Building Your Child’s Social Skills Can Bring Lifelong Rewards
dad and young girl

Volume 27, Issue 3 (Fall 2014)

Connections on Your Early Intervention Journey; Word From Parent Liaisons; Off the Shelf at the Clearinghouse
mom and young child

Volume 27, Issue 2 (Summer 2014)

Nurture Your Child's Nutrition; Food Fun Plus; eBooks Are Here
dad and son

Volume 27, Issue 1 (Spring 2014)

Parents and Children Play to Learn; Parent-Child Play Activities to Promote Healthy Child Development
mom reading to toddler

Volume 26, Issue 3 (Winter 2014)

Reviewing Your Individualized Family Service Plan; It’s Time to Change: How We View a Child’s Growth; Director's Corner; The Family’s Role in Early Intervention Services
parents and two children

Volume 26, Issue 2 (Fall 2013)

Early Intervention: Partnership at Its Best; Professional Development. Must Reads. We’ve Expanded Our Autism Collection. Great New Resources for Illinois Families.
young girl with glasses next to a pile of books

Volume 26, Issue 1 (Spring 2013)

The EI Clearinghouse is your Information Station; Borrowing materials from the EI Clearinghouse is as easy as A–B–C. Clearinghouse Resources Can Help You Navigate the Early Intervention System.
mom and young girl

Volume 25, Issue 3 (Winter 2013)

What Parents Can Do to Encourage Language Development. Check out our new Board Book Bags. Making the connections: How Babies Develop Language Skills.
dad and child

Volume 25, Issue 2 (Fall 2012)

Paying for EI services. Exciting Changes at the EI Clearinghouse.
mom and toddler

Volume 25, Issue 1 (Spring 2012)

Early Intervention Visits in the Home: Boundaries Promote Success. Meet Our New Librarian! Tip Box: What Happens When Early Intervention Ends?
dad and baby

Volume 24, Issue 4 (Winter 2012)

Crisis Nurseries in IL. Revisions in Federal Regulation for Early Intervention. Tip Box: Video List Updated!
mom and baby

Volume 24, Issue 3 (Fall 2011)

Resources for Family with Young Children. Do You Have an Early Head Start Program in Your Community? Tip Box: Director’s Corner –having conversations with your child, providers, etc.
mom and young girl

Volume 24, Issue 2 (Summer 2011)

EI Clearinghouse Expands Its Collection. Your Legal Rights. Tip Box: EI Clearinghouse on Facebook and Twitter.
mom and baby

Volume 24, Issue 1 (Spring 2011)

EI Clearinghouse Revises "Family Guide". Resolving Your Family’s Concerns. Tip Box: EI Clearinghouse on Facebook and Twitter.
mom and young boy

Volume 23, Issue 4 (Winter 2011)

Your Child’s Transition Out of the Early Intervention Program. When I’m 3, Where Will I Be? Tip Box: CONNECT Transition Module.
mom and baby

Volume 23, Issue 3 (Fall 2010)

Looking for Information on Autism? Child and Family Connections. Tip Box: Family Fee Payment Address Change.
mom and baby

Volume 23, Issue 2 (Summer 2010)

New Books and DVDs for Families. How Can I Work with My EI Service Provider to Help My Child? Tip Box: Director’s Corner – 3 key principles for EI in natural environments
dad and baby

Volume 23, Issue 1 (Spring 2010)

The EI Clearinghouse: a Resource for Families
dad and young daughter

Volume 22, Issue 3 (Fall 2009)

EI Clearinghouse Moves to Champaign. What Is the Role of the EI Service Provider? Tip Box: Director’s Corner – introducing EI Notes, pleased to be w/ IEITP & PC. Tip Box: Natural Enviroments. Tip Box: Natural Environments in the Community.
dad and daughter

Volume 22, Issue 2 (Summer 2009)

Attachment and Early Relationships: Building a Foundation for Healthy Emotional Development. Parenting Tips for Bonding with Baby. Tip Box: Separation Anxiety in Infants and Toddlers. Tip Box: Web Sites Concerned with Attachment and Early Relationships.
dad and baby

Volume 22, Issue 1 (Spring 2009)

Celebrating Change: Transition from Early Intervention. What Parents Can Do to Help in the Transition Process. Tip Box: Web Sites of Interest. Tip Box: Illinois-Specific Resources for Transition. Tip Box: DHS Part C State Application Available for Review.
mom and baby

Volume 21, Issue 4 (Winter 2009)

Recognizing Sleep Disorders in Your Infant. Do’s and Don’ts for Teaching Your Child Good Sleep Habits. Tip Box: Preventing SIDS.
dad and son

Volume 21, Issue 3 (Fall 2008)

Early Intervention and Autism: Common Sense Reasons to Participate. Diagnosis and Early Intervention in Autism. Tip Box: Popular Web Sites Devoted to Autism. Tip Box: “Red Flags” of Autism Spectrum Disorders.
young boy

Volume 21, Issue 2 (Summer 2008)

What are the Benefits of Early Intervention? Ideas for Improving Child and Family Outcomes. Tip Box: Web Sites Related to Family and Child Outcomes. Tip Box: How can I get materials from the library? Resource Guide: Books and Videos on Improving Child and Family Outcomes
young boy

Volume 21, Issue 1 (Spring 2008)

Finding Child Care for Children with Special Needs. Finding Childcare in Illinois: Utilizing INCCRRA. Tip Box: DHS Child Care Assistance Program. Tip Box: Sharing Information with a Caregiver “Cheat Sheet”. Tip Box: Benefits of Inclusive Child Care. Tip Box: Useful Web Sites on Child Care.
toddler in car seat

Volume 20, Issue 4 (Winter 2008)

Infant and Toddler Safety: Learning from Birth. Safety Checklist for Infants and Toddlers. Tip Box: Reducing the Risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: The Safe Sleep Top 10. Tip Box: Web Sites of Interest.