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Early Intervention

Children, age birth to three, experiencing developmental delays in one or more of the following areas:  cognitive development; physical development, including vision and hearing; language and speech development; psycho-social development; and self-help skills may be eligible for early intervention services.  Children may also be eligible due to diagnosed physical or mental conditions, such as cerebral palsy or Down syndrome, or certain family circumstances that put them at risk of having substantial delays.

A child can be referred to Child and Family Connections of Central Illinois Offices through parents, family members, physicians, regional diagnostic centers, hospitals, health departments, local screenings, or by anyone who is concerned about a child’s development.  Evaluations to determine eligibility are provided at no cost to the family.

Referrals are accepted for children birth to three living in Champaign, Ford, Iroquois, Livingston, McLean, and Vermilion counties.  Start the referral process by contacting the office staff at or by calling toll free at (800) 877‑1152. We will discuss any developmental concerns you may have, and are happy to answer any questions you have regarding the Early Intervention program. We look forward to helping each child reach their developmental goals.