The Illinois Early Intervention Clearinghouse is pleased to announce we are now loaning technology to help families in early intervention participate in live video visits, or telehealth. We have a selection of COVID-19 updates and resources to help families stay informed about early intervention services in Illinois available on our page, Everyday Early Intervention During Coronavirus.
Available technology includes:
- iPad with a data plan (i.e., you are requesting a device for live video visits that also has an Internet plan)
- iPad without a data plan (i.e., you are requesting a device for live video visits; you already have Internet access)
- Hotspot (i.e., you have a device for live video visits but require Internet access)
Quantities are limited. As items become available we will reach out and contact the next name on the waiting list. To apply to receive the technology, please complete our Device Loan Request Form.
In the meantime, please let us know if you would like books, DVDs, tipsheets sent to you. Even during this unusual time, families can keep working on EI outcomes during play and daily routines. We hope these resources help you start to think about everyday moments in the kitchen, when doing the laundry, or playing on the couch and turn them into opportunities for Everyday Early Intervention with your family. In addition, please contact us to request books and DVDs for you and your child to use at home.
This program is funded in part by a COVID-19 grant from Arc of Illinois in partnership with the Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities.