Providing Individualized Supports and Services to
Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities
And Their Families
Early Intervention Services
While all children grow and develop in unique ways, some children experience delays in their development. Children in Pennsylvania with developmental delays benefit from a state supported collaboration among parents, service practitioners and others who work with young children needing special services. The Pennsylvania Early Intervention program provides support and services to families with children birth to age 3 with developmental delays. Early Intervention builds upon the natural learning opportunities that occur within the daily routines of a child and their family.
Early Intervention promotes a philosophy that supports:
Services and resources for children that enhance daily opportunities for learning provided in settings where a child would be if he/she did not have a disability.
Families’ independence and competencies.
Respect of families’ strengths, values and diversity.
My son was always a little slower than his cousins. He was born so little and too early. ... I called a number for early intervention and as able to get him looked at by a specialist. ... he doesn’t need early intervention but now he will be checked on every few months ...