Initial intake with your EI Program

The next step is to do the Intake or Family Assessment with the EI program.

What to expect: 

  • You'll talk with your EI program, either on the phone or in person. Usually they will come to your house, but they can also meet you somewhere else if you prefer.

  • They'll tell you about EI, and get to know a bit about your child and your family.

  • They'll gather information to help them plan an evaluation of your child.

  • They'll ask you to sign a form that gives your consent for the evaluation. It's called Prior Written Notice and Consent for Evaluation/Assessment.

If you want to see what the form looks like, click the link at the bottom of the page to download a copy. (It will open in a new tab or appear in the bottom corner of your screen.)

What you can do:

  • Describe your child, your family and your concerns.

  • Share information from doctors, specialists or teachers.

  • Ask any questions that you have.

  • Sign the form if you agree to have the evaluation, and then schedule it.

The next step is to have the evaluation.


Source: MA DPH