Early Intervention Services help families with infants and toddlers who have delays in their development, or who are at risk for delays, grow to their full potential. A team of professionals will work with you to understand your concerns, determine if your child does need special help, and create a plan to support you in providing that help for your child.
There is no cost to families. Eligibility is based on a child's need rather than family circumstances. All information is kept confidential.
Children from birth to age 3 are eligible for Early Intervention if they:
- May be slower in doing things other children their age are doing
- Have a diagnosis that puts them at risk for delays
- May have something about their development that is “just not right"
- May have something about their behavior that causes concerns
MAKE A REFERRAL
Parents, teachers, physicians, community agencies, daycare/nursery schools, other health specialists, and private schools may refer children.
For children birth to age 3, contact the single point of entry at:
Mary Lou Christian, R.N., QAC Department of Health, 206 N. Commerce St., Centreville, MD 21617, Phone: 410-758-2838 Ext. 4456, FAX: 410-758-0720