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Healthy Lake County.
Tony Beltran, MBA, Executive Director.

Child and Family Connections
Your Doorway to the Illinois Early Intervention Service System (EI)

About Us

Child and Family Connections (CFC) serves families with children under the age of 3 with suspected developmental delays. The program is within the Population Health Services Division of the Lake County Health Department. CFC provides a system point of entry into the Illinois Early Intervention System.  CFC provides service coordination of early intervention services including evaluations, connecting eligible families to therapies, community resources and transition.
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.

Contact Us

Population Health Services

847.377.8900 

CFC 847.377.8900
Toll Free Referral Number: 888.539.3033 
Local Referral Numbers: English 847.377.8931; Spanish 847.377.8932

​Location

Lake County Health Department 

3010 Grand Avenue (second floor) 
Waukegan, Il 60085

 

Hours

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

 
   Listen to Important Information from the Early Intervention Clearinghouse

Additional Information

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.  
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