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Early Intervention Services

What type of Early Intervention Services are available?
Once a child is determined eligible for Early Intervention services, the Service Coordinator will assist the family in obtaining specific services. The services provided to children and families differ based upon the individual needs of each child and family.

The types of services a child may receive are:
Speech Therapy
Physical Therapy
Sensory Integration
Nutrition Services
Occupational Therapy
Feeding Program
Hearing and Vision Therapy
Special Instruction
Parent Education
Behavior Services
 
What will the services cost?
Early Intervention Services are provided at no cost to families. Funding is available through Medical Assistance, the Infant and Toddler Family Waiver, and Early Intervention state funds. Early Intervention is provided in Pennsylvania under the Office of Child Development and Early Learning and the Department of Public Education. The Office of child Development and Early Learning funds Early intervention from Birth to three years of age. The Department of Public Education funds Early Intervention services from 3 years to age of beginners.
 
Where do children and Families receive services?
Early Intervention services are family-centered and provided in the child’s natural environment. For example:
• The child’s home
• Caregivers home
• Childcare centers
• Play groups
• Other community settings familiar to the family.
 
How do I request Early Intervention services?
Contact Service Access and Management and request an Early Intervention Intake for children under the age of three at 814-372-7020. An Early Intervention Service Coordinator from Service Access and Management will be assigned to assist the family through the process.
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The CONNECT HELPLINE 1-800-692-7288 assists families in locating resources and providing information regarding child development for children birth to age 5. In addition, CONNECT can assist parents by making a direct link to the local Early Intervention program.