If Your Child is Eligible for Early Intervention Services:
You may receive support to promote your child’s development, within your family activities and community life. Colorado’s Early Intervention system supports children from birth through two years of age who have special developmental needs. The Early Intervention Colorado program “connects” families with early intervention services, such as occupational, speech or physical therapy, and developmental intervention to help infants and toddlers grow and develop. Early intervention also helps the child’s family in this process.
Early intervention is a voluntary program and does not discriminate based on race, culture, religion, income level, or disability.
Providing developmental supports and services early on can improve a child’s ability to develop, learn, and overcome some of the obstacles presented by a delay or diagnosed disability. Early Intervention may help to prevent or decrease the need for ongoing developmental assistance.
The goal of Early Intervention in Colorado is to “open a window of opportunity” for families to help their children with special needs develop to their full potential.