This blog will serve as an open forum for Early Intervention. The site will highlight a wide variety of information related to the subject and will include, but will not be limited to, the following: personal reflections, details, and insights regarding my therapeutic experiences, interviews with field experts and parents involved in the early interven- tion process, information on numerous syndromes, diseases and disorders as they relate to early childhood speech development, as well as books, websites and other resources helpful for therapists and parents living and working in early intervention. In addition, this blog will be an informational source to empower both parents and therapists whose vital feedback, comments and questions will be welcomed and encouraged.
Mission and Goals: The mission of the Early Intervention Program is to identify and evaluate as early as possible those infants and toddlers whose healthy development is compromised and provide for appropriate intervention to improve child and family development.
How to Apply for Early Intervention
They provide information about programs and services for young children, ages birth through five, who have physical, mental, or emotional disabilities and help families obtain services for their children. For information about the ECDC in your region, refer to VESID's Web site.
They serve the nation as a central source of information on disabilities in infants, toddlers, children and youth. The website contains easy to read information on IDEA and provides State Resource Sheets that help families to connect with the disability agencies and organizations in their home states.