The Connecticut Birth to Three System is a state program operating under the requirements of Part C of the federal “Individuals with Disabilities Act”. Its mission is to strengthen the capacity of families to meet the developmental and health-related needs of their infants and toddlers who have delays or disabilities.
All children in Connecticut up to age 3 who have significant delays in development, or certain medical conditions that can cause delays, are eligible for services.
The team from the early intervention program will work with your family and your doctor in choosing the kinds of support and interventions that can best help you help your child.
Services are provided in places that are natural for your child, including your home, child care setting, and other places where your child usually spends time, so that these new ways of teaching your child become part of your family’s daily routine.
Anyone who is concerned about a child’s development may call Child Development Infoline toll free at 1-800-505-7000 (TDD accessible) to make a referral, including parents, guardians, health professionals and child care providers. If someone other than the child’s parent or guardian makes the call, the parents will be contacted for their permission to proceed further.
HOW TO FIND PROVIDERS IN CONNECTICUT’S COMMUNITY RESOURCES DATABASE
Search by service name: Early Intervention for Children with Disabilities/Delays
SOURCE: Birth to Three website
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CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: April2020