Serving Southwest Colorado's children
and adults with disabilities and
their families since 1985.
The eligibility criteria are:
1. Should read: Children birth to three years of age who have been evaluated and show a delay in any area of development greater than 25% as compared to other children the same age are eligible to receive Early Intervention services.
2. Children birth to three years of age with a diagnosed physical or medical condition that is typically associated with delays in development are eligible. Children with such conditions are eligible even when they are not exhibiting delays in development at the time of diagnosis, and do not need to have an evaluation to determine eligibility - they are eligible because of their diagnoses. Examples of such conditions include:
If the child is found to be eligible for Early Intervention services, an Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) is developed with input from the family or caregiver, Service Coordinator and most likely provider. This plan identifies times of the day when the delay in development is impacting the child’s ability to join in family routines and prioritizes the outcomes the family would like to work on to assure their child is reaching his or her potential. IFSPs are reviewed every 6 months until the child turns three. Providers such as Occupational, Physical and Speech Therapists, among others, are then assigned to the family to provide strategies for them to work on throughout the day to help their children achieve their identified outcomes.
Before the child turns three, a transition plan is developed to inform parents of the requirements to continue services through San Juan BOCES or School District 9-R, the changes they can expect and the options they have.
Families can opt out of any of these steps at any time by contacting their Service Coordinator. Their Service Coordinator will help assure that the services they are receiving meet their expectations. Service Coordinators are also the go-to person for families to turn to with questions and/or concerns throughout their time in Early Intervention.
Early Intervention - Steps to Apply
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