Who Can Receive Services
Children who are residents of Lake County, under the age of 3, and have met criteria for eligibility, the most common being a 30 percent delay in development or documentation of an automatically eligible medical diagnosis that may cause developmental delays.
Watch a short CDC Video about Early Intervention:
Baby Steps: "Learn the Signs. Act Early."
CFC links families to EI services and teaches families how to play with their children in order to help them learn essential skills in the following areas of development:
Physical: how your baby moves and explores
Cognitive: how your baby learns
Communication: how your baby lets you know what he/she needs
Social/Emotional: how your baby engages with you and shows feelings
Adaptive: how your baby uses new skills
Some CFC services available through the Health Department are provided to families at no cost, regardless of income, including:
- - Eligibility evaluations and screening
- Development of Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSP)
- Monitoring of ongoing development for eligible children
- Service coordination (similar to case management)
- Parent liaison services
- Deaf mentor services
- Optometric examinations
- Audiological services
- Providing additional resource information to families
The family-centered EI services are coordinated, culturally sensitive, comprehensive and effective in assisting families to help their children reach their fullest potential. CFC staff ensures that families are aware of their EI rights and choices for services.