What is Early Intervention?
A program for families with a child up to age 3 with a delay in development and/or qualifying diagnosis. We will evaluate your child's development and determine if your child qualifies for supports and services. Our primary services include speech, occupational, physical, and developmental intervention and therapy.
How do I get started? How do I refer a family?
Does your child live in Arapahoe or Douglas County or the City of Aurora? If so, then you're in the right place! We'll just need some basic information to get going:
1. Child's Name
2. Date of Birth
4. Parent Phone Number
Who is eligible?
Several areas of development factor into a child's eligibility:
Self-help skills, such as eating, drinking, and dressing
Thinking, learning, reasoning, playing, and attention
Interactions with others, such as looking, listening, using sounds, gestures, and words to express and understand thoughts and feelings
Body movements to change position or location, such as rolling, sitting, crawling, standing, walking and using hands for reaching, playing, or eating
Social / Emotional
Developing relationships, self-soothing strategies, getting along with others, and expressing feelings
If your child is determined eligible for Early Intervention, a Service Coordinator will organize in-home or community-based services. Your concerns and your child's needs will determine which services are offered and lead to an Individualized Family Service Plan.
Our primary services include Developmental Intervention, Social/Emotional Intervention, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech-Language Pathology.
Why Early Intervention?
Research shows that the first 3 years of life are critical for development and learning. If your child is determined eligible, your family will be connected with a service coordinator to organize in-home or community-based services. Together with your coordinator, you'll direct services and develop an Individualized Family Service Plan.
Developmental Pathways and your local school district are here to support you and your child even when transitioning out of Early Intervention services after the age of 3.
Please note that during the COVID-19 situation in Colorado, we are still accepting and processing referrals to the Early Intervention Program. There are some changes in how we deliver services through the Early Intervention program and our goal is to ensure the health and wellbeing of our employees and the children and families that we support. In accordance with guidance from public health authorities, we are doing as much of our work as possible electronically to decrease risk to clients, staff, and the community. Our team is actively working with families to ensure that families receive the support and children get the services they need.