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EARLY INTERVENTION SERVICES

 

WHO SHOULD BE REFERRED?

 

Infants and toddlers from birth to age three with a medical diagnosis, developmental delay, or concern for development.

 

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT?

Once your child has been referred, you will be assigned an Early Intervention Service Coordinator (SC). The Service Coordinator is the team member who helps guide you through services. Your Service Coordinator will learn about your family, daily activities, and your hopes and priorities for your child. He or she will listen to your goals for your child, help to put needed services in place, and monitor your child’s progress on an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP). Your Service Coordinator also helps you through the eligibility process, schedules evaluations and assessments for your child, and works with your Early Intervention team members to ensure a smooth delivery of services.

Once your child is determined eligible and in need of Early Intervention services, a team of professionals will support you and your family. Members of the Early Intervention team include your Service Coordinator from Bright Beginnings and an Occupational Therapist, a Physical Therapist, a Speech/Language Pathologist, and a Developmental Specialist from the Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities. Other specialists may be added to the team as needed.

 

One of the team members will serve as your Primary Service Provider (PSP). This person will visit you and your child in your home or other places you regularly spend time. At each visit, you and your PSP will work together to support your child’s development during everyday activities. The PSP will consult with other team members as needed, who may join the PSP on visits with you. 

 

 

 

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WHAT ARE THE GOALS?

 

  • Enhance children’s learning and development

  • Reduce the need for special education

  • Support caregivers and family members in children’s lives

  • Enrich the opportunity for full participation of children with disabilities and their families in their

 

HOW TO ACCESS EARLY INTERVENTION?

 

It is not uncommon for parents and family members to be concerned when their baby or toddler does not seem to be meeting his or her milestones. You do not have to wait for a referral to early intervention! If you are concerned about your child’s development, call us at (216) 698-7500 in Cuyahoga County or (800) 755-4769 throughout Ohio and ask to have your child’s development screened or evaluated.

 

If you are a professional making a referral for a child under the age of three, please click here to use the statewide referral portal.

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