A: Parent should contact their local county office early intervention program. Someone will collect intake information, then a team will come do an evaluation and develop an IFSP if your child qualifies for service.
A: Your child must demonstrate a 25% delay in one more areas of development (cognitive, language, social-emotional, adaptive, physical development)
A: Individualized Family Service Plan. This is a legal document which documents your child’s evaluation results, your child’s strengths, relevant past medical history, family concerns, outcomes, strategies and overall plan for the early intervention process.
A: Yes. Families have choices and should be presented a list of state wide providers.
A: Services are provided in your child’s natural environment. This includes home, daycare, nursery school, playground, park, babysitters, or grandmom’s.
A: No private insurance is billed in PA. Services are funded by Medical Assistance, PA Waiver or County funding.