Early Intervention Birth-3 Services
If your child is under age three and has special needs, or you are worried about the way your baby or toddler is developing, your family may qualify for services to support his/her development. An evaluation of your child’s development will be used to determine his/her eligibility for EI services. See CHAP for evaluation information.
If your child is determined eligible, you, the EI specialists and others important to your child’s life will develop an Individual Family Service Plan to support and enhance your child’s development "See a Families Guide to Early Intervention Services in Washington State." Early Intervention services and supports can fit into your child’s and family's daily activities and routines. Services may occur in your home, child-care center or other community settings. Your family will participate as full partners with the EI specialists in supporting your child’s development.
Federal law requires that EI services are available to eligible families with children under age three. For more information see Laws and Regulations.
If you think your child may have a developmental delay please see Where to Start for detailed information on the first steps your family can take.
For more information contact: Magan Cromar, Program Manager or Wendy Harris, Program Manager