An Overview of Early Intervention Services

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Planning early intervention for a child with special needs can be challenging. Here are some helpful tips about how to take advantage of early intervention services, including:

  • Eligibility for early intervention services
  • Program costs
  • The early intervention services process

Early intervention services help children from birth to age 3 with developmental delays or disabilities. The Department of Defense offers eligible military families access to the service through the Educational and Developmental Intervention Services Program.

We've made understanding early intervention services easier by outlining the basics including eligibility, funding and the process.

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