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The services provided to children and their families differ based upon the individual needs and strengths of each child and the child’s family. Services such as parent education, support services, developmental therapies and other family-centered services that assist in child development and may be included in a family’s Early Intervention program.Early Intervention promotes collaboration among parents, service providers and other important people in the child’s life to enhance the child’s development and support the needs of the family.
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Children from birth to age 5 who have special needs due to developmental delays and disabilities are eligible to receive Early Intervention services.
Services may be provided in the child’s home, child care center, nursery school, play group, Head Start program, early childhood special education classroom or other settings familiar to the family.Early Intervention provides supports and services in a variety of settings. Early Intervention supports and services are embedded in typical routines and activities, within the family, community and/or early care and education settings. This approach provides frequent, meaningful practice and skill building opportunities.
Early Intervention services are provided at no cost to families.