91. What should a parent know about the evaluation and qualification for services process?

Each child who qualifies for treatment is entitled to an Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP). This plan is developed with the family and an on-going county service coordinator. Parents should realize they are an important member of the team decision-making process. Federal Law requires that referrals be made to the Early Intervention Program (EIP) no more than 2 working days after a child has been identified. So the health care provider is legally required to make referral.




The National Early Intervention Longitudinal Study website provides more information for parents about EI services.

Learn more about parental participation in EI services.

Find EI Services in your state.

See the NICHCY site for information on how to write a services plan.

Centers of Disease Control's Developmental Screening information page

A variety of articles on developmental screening are available from the Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Online website


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