This site holds up to date information regarding the Massachusetts Early Intervention Program along with its goals, eligibility requirements, and details about the services offered. This is a great first step for families looking to understand the basics about early intervention and home visits.
This resource outlines the benefits of acting early on developmental concerns with Early Intervention support. The page includes testimonials from parents, pediatricians, and psychologists.
This document from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health introduces parents and caregivers to the process of receiving Early Intervention’s family-centered services, including details about infant and toddlers’ eligibility, how to make referrals, the steps involved in evaluations, and the basic breakdown of who, where, and how the EI services are offered.
Without going into too much detail, this resource explains the importance of Early Intervention for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families. While this page is 10 years old and statistics may differ today, the information is still useful and relevant. The facts are presented in an accessible way for parents just starting their own information gathering regarding the topic.
The Early Intervention Parent Leadership Project is a great source for families who are beginning the process of partnering with Early Intervention services, and readers should feel encouraged to explore its different pages at www.eiplp.org. This page in particular explains the contents and parties involved in developing an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP). The IFSP identifies the desired outcomes, the role of the family and the team of professionals, and the services to be implemented.
This document addresses common questions from parents regarding the transition from receiving Early Intervention services and preparing for special education schools. A checklist of steps to make before the child reaches age 3 is included.