Referral Process

  • ECI Starts Early

    All children need support as they grow and learn, but some children need extra help. It is important to start early. For some families,
    ECI services may begin soon after their baby is born.

    Early intervention provides immediate and long-term benefits for children and families. If you are concerned about a child, do not wait, refer immediately.

    First Steps:

    Contact one of our ECI offices to make a referral for any child who you suspect is eligible for ECI services. Anyone can refer by providing the information on the ECI Referral Forms.

    We do our best for a member of our evaluation team to contact you within 2 business days of making the referral.

    Next Steps:

    Our evaluation team will conduct a virtual administration of a comprehensive assessment and develop an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP within 45 days of referral).

    The evaluation team will assign a Service Coordinator and service provider(s) to your family based on your child's assessment of needs. 

    Your initial services planned will be delivered within 28 days of signing your child's IFSP.

    Your initial service providers will provide you with a schedule of planned services at the end of each month for the following month. 

Images of Virtual Administration of Developmental Assessment with Evaluation Team

Last Modified on February 23, 2023