Early intervention services are available for young children ages birth through age 2 years 11 months who meet criteria established by the Minnesota State Department of Education. An Early Intervention Teacher facilitates service delivery as written in the Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP), developed by parents and service providers.
Services are based on each child’s individual needs and may include assessment and evaluation, early childhood special education, occupational therapy, physical therapy consultation, speech/language services, vision and hearing services, assistive technology, autism consultation, parent education, Anoka County social services, and public health nursing through Anoka County.
Services and support are typically provided in the home, but can also involve other natural environments such as childcare and Early Childhood Family Education settings. In addition to home based service, a classroom opportunity may also be available to facilitate the transition between home based and center based services in the months prior to the child’s third birthday.
If you have a concern with your child’s communication, motor, behavior, vision, hearing, social/emotional development or cognitive development, please contact Help Me Grow at 1-866-693-GROW (4769).