About Early Intervention and how to apply

Early Intervention (EI) is a free program for kids from 0-3 who need to catch up with some of the skills that kids their age should have.

EI gives them important services that will help them later on. This includes special therapy that can be a huge help to children with autism!

After your child turns 3, the school system can offer these kinds of services if they qualify.

 

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Early Intervention (EI) is a free program, offered in all states.

  • Helps families to support their children who may have developmental delays.

  • Offers services that help them practice skills through play, and "catch up."

  • Works with families with children from 0-3 years old.

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Sources: EOHHS, Family TIES of MA

There are many EI programs in Massachusetts. Each one serves a local town or area. You may have one in your area, or a few to choose from.

Here's what you can do:

Family TIES of Massachusetts is the organization that gets you started. They will tell you which program serves your town, and how to contact them.They also offer other kinds of support, like putting you in touch with other parents.Click here to go to the Family TIES Website.(This will open a new window or tab on your screen.)

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  • If your child is less than 3, they may be able to enroll and get these services until they are 3.
  • If your child is about 2 and a half, there may not be time to enroll, but you should call anyway. They can help to to get started with school-based services.

See the Exceptional Lives Early Intervention Guide to learn more. (Click on the title to open it in a new tab on your screen. Or go to the Dashboard in the top left corner.)

 

Sources: MA DOE, Family TIES of MA

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Here's what you can do:

  • Call Family TIES of Massachusetts to find the EI program closest to you. You can call them at 800-905-8437.

  • If your child is less than 3, they may be able to enroll and get these services until they turn 3.

  • If your child is about 2 and a half, there may not be time to enroll, but you should call anyway. They can help to to get started with school-based services.

Learn more in the Early Intervention Guide

Sources: MA DOE, Family TIES of MA

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