Early Intervention

  • Illinois Child Find Project

    Educating the public about the importance of early intervention and early childhood special education services for eligible children as early as possible in their development, the Child Find Project develops and disseminates informational education materials, and resource and service information to Illinois school districts, early intervention providers, health care providers, families, child care providers, educators, families and the general public.

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  • Early Identification

    Supports a new systemic approach that can help early educators and parents ensure early school success for all children, including those at risk for learning difficulties.

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  • Illinois Department of Human Services

    IDHS' Division of Developmental Disabilities provides services and supports for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. The PUNS (Prioritization for Urgency of Need for Services) statewide database records information about individuals with developmental disabilities who are potentially in need of services. In Illinois, enrolling in PUNS is the first step to the individual receiving state funded disability services outside the educational setting. See Understanding PUNS-DHS 431: A Guide to Prioritization for Urgency of Need for Services for more information.

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  • Zero to Three

    Provides resources, information, education and support for adults to build healthy relationships with infants and toddlers, grow skills as a professional and become an advocate for change.

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  • Provider Connections

    Contracted by the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) Bureau of Early Intervention to credential, enroll, and provide technical support to Early Intervention (EI) providers interested in the credentialing and enrollment process. Available in several languages.

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