The Early Learning Guidelines for Children Birth to Age 3
Click here for a good resource on normal development for both EI families and professionals.
EI – A Guide for Families
Do you wonder if your child’s development is on target for her age? Most delays are nothing to worry about, but in some young children, delays can signal a special need. This guide is written for families with questions about their infant or toddler’s development.
EI – Extended Services for Families
EI – Extended Services for CFC and Providers
HIPAA Compliance Document is an infographic describing the two required documents providers need to have.
Understanding Inclusion Modules infographic contains short videos on six topics. This resource is great for families, practitioners, educators, and administrators.
Live Video Visits (Telehealth) Resources
The Illinois Early Intervention Clearinghouse has resources relating to Telehealth.
The Illinois Early Intervention Training Program has resources relating to Telehealth.
Medical Services for Diagnostic and Evaluation Purposes in Early Intervention
Medical Services for Diagnostic and Evaluation Purposes in Early Intervention is a great resource for families to understand about medical services and how to prepare for the visit.
Early Intervention services are authorized through Part C of the Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) . Services are to be provided in “natural environments,” which are defined as “settings that are natural or normal for the child’s same age peers who have no disabilities.” Examples of natural environments include, but are not limited to the home, child care centers, parks, shopping areas, and other community locations. The Early Intervention Provider Handbook contains information about natural environments.
The Illinois Early Intervention Clearinghouse has resources relating to Natural Environments.
The Illinois Early Intervention Training Program has resources relating to Natural Environments.
The Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (NECTAC) https://ectacenter.org has a section devoted laws, regulations, principles, and practices regarding Natural Environments.
New to EI Forum
Individuals new to the early intervention system often have questions to arise. The Early Intervention Training Program offers another level of support: New to EI Forum! On the first Tuesday of each month, from 3-4 pm, new providers will have the opportunity to ask questions about our field and our work. EITP team members and partners will be available to answer your questions and provide clarification, guidance and support as you familiarize yourself with the EI program beyond the Systems Overview.
Overview of the Illinois Early Intervention System
A powerpoint presentation explaining the Illinois Early Intervention System, Lead Agency and Partner Agencies.
Illinois Developmental Therapy Association
Illinois Occupational Therapy Association
Illinois Physical Therapy Association
Illinois Speech and Hearing Association
Remote Service Delivery and Distance Learning
The Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center resources related to remote service delivery.
Stress and Trauma in Young Children
The Illinois Early Intervention Clearinghouse has resources relating to Stress and Trauma.
Transition Q&A: A summary of questions regarding the Transition Process.
The Illinois Early Intervention Training Program has resources relating to Transition.
The Illinois Early Intervention Clearinghouse has resources relating to Transition.