Early Intervention

About this resourceReviewed: 2020

This list provides resources and information about the early intervention system in Illinois. Please visit the Illinois Early Intervention Clearinghouse for more information.

Related Web Resources

The Getting Started in Early Intervention page from the Illinois Early Intervention Clearinghouse (EIC) includes information on making a referral to a local Child & Family Connections office (CFC) for an evaluation. All CFC offices have a parent liaison on staff to provide consultation to EI teams and families. Parent liaisons are parents or guardians of a child with special needs.

EIC Tip Sheets

The Illinois Early Intervention Program: A Guide for Families includes information on the Illinois early intervention program, why EI services are important, how to find out whether your child is eligible for the EI program, starting and leaving EI services, your legal rights, and questions frequently asked by families. Also available in Spanish

What is Early Intervention, from the Early Intervention Training Program, describes the potential members of an early intervention team and what a typical EI visit might look like.

The Early Intervention Central Directory includes links to organizations and projects here in Illinois, working in early intervention, parenting, developmental delays, special needs, and related topics as well as a listing of early intervention research projects.

A Journey Through Early Intervention helps walk families through the various aspects of a family’s journey through early intervention and strategies to consider as you plan with the professionals on your team.