Early Intervention Services

Early Intervention (EI) services are specialized services provided to families in York and Adams Counties with young children (ages birth to three years) who have or are at risk for developmental delay. Early Intervention Services are completely free for eligible young children and their families. This program, provided with funding from the York/Adams Mental Health/Mental Retardation Program, is designed to provide family training and therapeutic services to enhance the child’s development according to the family’s priorities.

Family-Child Resources offers EI services to eligible families:

•Developmental Therapy
•Physical Therapy
•Occupational Therapy
•Speech Therapy
•Feeding Services
•Behavior Management
•Infant Massage

Is My Child Eligible for These Services?

An evaluation to determine if your child is experiencing developmental delay is required to receive EI services. Your child(ren) must be between the ages of birth and three years and have or be at risk for delay in at least one of the following developmental areas:

•Gross Motor (crawling, walking)
•Fine Motor (use of hands)
•Social Skills (sharing, smiling)
•Cognitive Skills (thinking)
•Adaptive/Self-help Skills (dressing, feeding)
•Language Skills (talking, listening)

We advise all families to monitor their child’s development on an ongoing basis using a developmental checklist.
If you are concerned about your child’s development, please discuss this with your doctor.

To find out more about Early Intervention Services or to schedule a free developmental evaluation, contact us at (717) 757-1227, or the MH/MR Early Intervention Unit in York at (717) 771-9618 or in Hanover at (800) 632-7568.

The CONNECT Helpline assists families in locating resources and providing information regarding child development for children ages birth to age 5. In addition, CONNECT can assist parents by making a direct link to their county Early Intervention program or local preschool Early Intervention program.