What Happens If My Child Needs Early Intervention Services?

If your child needs therapy due to a qualifying delay, then you and your EI team will develop a plan. Your service coordinator will work with you and the therapists to write an Individual Family Services Plan or IFSP. This document will list what your child needs in order to master skills that are…


Finding Toys For Your Child

Check out the shop by age feature at the Toys R Us website! This is a great resource for finding appropriate and engaging toys.


What Can I Expect During My Child’s Early Intervention Assessment?

Most parents are extremely nervous about this evaluation. There is no need to be anxious. A small group of professionals, who specialize in working with families and very young children, will come to your home. The evaluation team may include a speech language pathologist, an occupational…


What Happens After I Call My EI Child and Family Connections Office?

Once you contact your local Child and Family Connections (CFC) office, a service coordinator will be assigned to your family. This coordinator will gather some information, and then schedule any assessments that are required. Link: http://www.wiu.edu/ProviderConnections/links/CFCList.html


Who Do I call to Schedule an Early Intervention Assessment?

Call your local Child and Family Connections (CFC) office to schedule. Offices are assigned by zip codes.  Find you local office today. Link:  http://www.wiu.edu/ProviderConnections/links/CFCList.html


What is Early Intervention?

Early intervention (EI) is a federally mandated program that is run by each state.  EI provides comprehensive evaluations and therapy to children birth to three years of age.  If you are concerned about your child’s development, call your local Child and Family Connections office to schedule an…


We are pleased to announce our new video for PARENTS!

  Many times, it is the parent (and not the child) that limits a child's potential.   This video is for you, the parent.   It takes you through four simple steps that address YOUR behaviors when communicating with your child.   Learn the skills to create a better environment to allow your child to…