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Early Intervention Services

Early intervention services for infants and toddlers with special needs, from birth through age three and their families.

Who Is Eligible

Families with children, birth to three years old, who:

  • Are experiencing developmental delays, or
  • Have diagnosed conditions that have a high probability of resulting in developmental delays.

Services Available

Early intervention services (IDEA Part C) may include the following:

  • Audiology, Assistive Technology
  • Counseling/Psychological
  • Family training, counseling and home visits
  • Medical Evaluation (for diagnostic purposes only)
  • Nursing, Nutrition
  • Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy
  • Service Coordination, Social Work
  • Special Instruction, Speech/Language
  • Transportation, Vision

Paying For Services

Payment for services comes from a variety of sources, including insurance, Medicaid, participating agencies, local schools, and family cost share.

Learn more about paying for your child's early intervention services.

Parental Rights

Parents have rights to specific services and processes. Learn more about your rights to early intervention services (FrenchNepali | Spanish | Vietnamese).

Vermont Interagency Coordinating Council (ICC)

The Vermont Interagency Coordinating Council advises and helps the State of Vermont around:

  • Programs for children with disabilities
  • Children's Integrated Services (CIS)
  • Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part C

Additional Information

If you have any questions regarding the federal grant, email