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Early Intervention

Early Intervention offers coordinated services to infants and toddlers birth to age three who have developmental delays and disabilities. Parents play a key role in helping the early intervention team understand the strengths of their child, their dreams for their child, and where their child will receive the support needed. The Children’s Center is an agency contracted by the Western Tidewater Community Services Board to offer these services.

EARLY INTERVENTION SERVICES

Some services offered through early intervention are at no cost to the family. For services in which there is a charge, families are placed on an ability to pay scale. In early intervention, no family is denied service due to an inability to pay. Services are provided in a child’s natural environment such as the home or in a child care setting in harmony with the child’s daily routine. Some services include:

  • service coordination
  • speech therapy
  • occupational therapy
  • physical therapy
  • audiology
  • developmental services
  • vision services
  • transportation
  • nutrition

 

REFERRAL AND ELIGIBILITY

Referrals may come from anyone! The early intervention program will contact the family and give them the information needed to make decisions on what choices are available for their child. The medical community is always involved in a child’s care in early intervention. Evaluation is offered at no cost to the family. Virginia has established a telephone number to link families to an early intervention program anywhere in the United States. Known as the Infant and Toddler Connection of Virginia, the number is 1-800-234-1448.

 

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