Early Intervention Service Coordination

The Center for Community Resources (CCR) offers Early Intervention Service Coordination. Early Intervention can help address concerns about your child’s development.

Early Intervention services are family centered and based on a family’s strengths and needs. The program assists caregivers so they can help their child grow and develop. 

Early intervention focuses on infants and toddlers, helping them to learn skills they typically develop during the first three years of life. Those skills include:

  • physical (reaching, rolling, crawling, and walking);
  • cognitive (thinking, learning, solving problems);
  • communication (talking, listening, understanding);
  • social/emotional (playing, feeling secure and happy); and
  • self-help (eating, dressing).

Examples of Early Intervention Services

A child may be eligible for Early Intervention services if they have a disability or a delay in one or more of the developmental areas. Services are tailored to meet the child’s individual needs, including (but not limited to):

  • Assistive technology (devices a child might need)
  • Audiology or hearing services
  • Speech and language services
  • Counseling and training for a family
  • Medical services
  • Nursing services
  • Nutrition services
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Psychological services

Who is eligible for early intervention?

Eligibility is determined by evaluating the child (with parents’ consent) to see if there are delays in development or a disability. Eligible children can receive early intervention services from birth through their third birthday (sometimes beyond).

Parents don’t have to wait for a referral to early intervention. If you’re concerned about your child’s development, contact CCR today! CCR can coordinate a developmental evaluation for your child. The evaluation is free of charge. The CCR team will evaluate five areas of development: large and fine motor, language, cognitive, self-help, and social skills.

If your child is eligible, CCR Service Coordinators can link you to supports and services (at no cost to you). Services are provided anywhere your child normally goes.

Some early intervention service options are:

  • Special Instruction
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Nutrition Services
  • Vision and Hearing Services

What is a developmental delay?

The term developmental delay means a child is delayed in some area of development. There are five areas in which development may be affected:

  • Cognitive development
  • Physical development, including vision and hearing
  • Communication development
  • Social or emotional development
  • Adaptive development

CCR Service Coordinators make referrals to community and social service agencies such as childcare centers, Head Start programs, free community events, and continued services after the age of three.

Check the county listing for the services available in your area.

Need Help? Call 844-360-4372

Call 844-360-4372 and speak to one of our Information and Referral specialists.

Information will be collected and an appointment will be scheduled if needed.

Follow up will be provided to make sure that you are getting the help you need.

Center for Community Resources is an integrated point of contact for individuals and families who are in need of referrals and resources, and assists them to navigate the human services system.