Infant & Toddler Services



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Community Service Early Intervention Programs provide services for families of infants and toddlers, birth through two years of age, who have a disability, developmental delay or are displaying atypical development. Early intervention services focus on increasing a child's participation in family and community activities. Supports and services assist parents and other caregivers discover ways to help their child learn and grow through their everyday activities. Services are available for all eligible children/families regardless of the family's ability to pay.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website has Milestones in Action; a free library of photos and videos of infant and toddler developmental milestones.

The Infant Information Center (IIC) is the central point of entry for Early Intervention services. Services could include:

  • Providing information on Early Intervention services and taking referrals from families and professionals. Referrals to Early Intervention can be made directly from the parent, a concerned relative or friend, the child's doctor or hospital by calling 703-792-7879

  • Developmental screening and follow-up with the family as appropriate

  • Service coordination with other agencies and professionals

  • Coordination of eligibility determinations as described below under PIE Program Services

  • Development of an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) for eligible children

  • Public Awareness and information on Early Intervention provided to community agencies and groups

  • Transition to public school's services and other community programs

The Parent-Infant Education (PIE) Program can provide therapy and educational services to eligible children. These services may include:

  • Eligibility determination, to include a focused assessment as needed for children who are suspected of having a developmental delay, atypical development or who have a diagnosed condition that could result in a development delay

  • Development of an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP), to include an Assessment for Service Planning, to determine the child's strengths and needs

  • Early Intervention Supports and Services provided in the home/community by licensed and certified Physical and Occupational Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists or Early Childhood Special Educators.

  • Consultations with child care providers and other community resources

To speak to an Intake Coordinator to make a referral or to learn more about our program, contact us at (703) 792-7879. If you already have an appointment, click here for the registration forms to be completed prior to your first visit.

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